PATON Taine < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 04 Jan 1989 in Durban, SAF
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Antwerp, BEL
Occupation Analyst, Athlete, Coach
Languages English
Higher education Information Technology - University of Cape Town: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? Both his parents were international hockey players and he grew up next to a hockey field.
Club / Team Garden Route Gazelles [RSA] / Royal Antwerp Hockey Club [BEL]:
Name of coach Garreth Ewing [national], RSA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfielder
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Germany
General Interest
Nicknames TP (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Spending time at the beach, golf. (Twitter profile, 23 Jan 2020)
Injuries In 2011 he suffered a shoulder injury, forcing him to miss matches against Egypt and Ghana at the African Olympic qualification tournament. (sahockey.co.za, 20 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Listen to understand and not to answer." (tk-hockey.com, 07 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours In 2011 he was named South African Hockey Men's Player of the Year. He was also named Player of the Tournament at the 2011 South African Men's Interprovincial Tournament. (fih.ch, 03 Nov 2011; sahockey.co.za, 20 Aug 2011)
Famous relatives His older brother Wade has also represented South Africa in hockey. His father Alan represented Rhodesia in hockey and also coached the South African men's team. His mother was a South African international hockey player. (tk-hockey.com, 07 Feb 2014; iol.co.za, 25 Apr 2012; hockeysa.co.za, 28 Jan 2010)