HYKES Julian < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 06 Oct 1982 in East London, SAF
Height1.75 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Son Santiago Matroos
Residence Potchefstroom, RSA
Occupation Athlete
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education NWU-Pukke: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age eight.
Why this sport? His family played hockey so it was natural for him to take up the sport too.
Club / Team Southern Gauteng: South Africa
Name of coach Fabian Gregory [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Scotland
General Interest
Nicknames Boetie (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Scoring his first goal for South Africa, against Spain at the 2010 World Cup in Delhi, India. (dispatch.co.za, 19 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol German hockey player Christopher Zeller. (sahockey.co.za, 01 Mar 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Winners make it happen, losers let it happen." (sahockey.co.za, 12 may 2012)
Other sports He has played cricket for Border at provincial level in South Africa. (espncricinfo.com, 12 May 2012)