HURTZ Emily < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 02 Jan 1990 in Sydney, AUS
Height1.74 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Amsterdam, NED
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Nursing - Curtin University: Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey in 2001 with Macquarie Hockey Club in New South Wales, Australia.
Why this sport? She had stopped playing netball but wanted to play another winter sport. A friends was playing hockey so she decided to try it.
Club / Team Amsterdam H&BC : Netherlands
Name of coach Alyson Annan [club], AUS; Adam Commens [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Australia
Opponent Argentina
Tournament Four Nations Tournament
Location South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames Hurtzy (hockey.org.au, 15 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Most influential person in career Her father. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Hero / Idol US tennis player Andre Agassi. (olympics.com.au, 01 Feb 2009)
Injuries She dislocated her left shoulder in a match against South Africa at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. She was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament and was sidelined for four months. (gryphon-life.com, 11 Mar 2011; theaustralian.com.au, 08 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)