GUNSON Elizabeth < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 09 Jul 1989 in Whangarei, NZL
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Residence Auckland, NZL
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Club / Team Northland: New Zealand
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Higher education Nutrition - Massey University: New Zealand
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Hobbies Wakeboarding, water skiing, snowboarding, going to the beach, horse riding. (, 14 Aug 2010)
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Why this sport? "Because I was bad at netball and also too short for that sport."
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Most influential person in career Coach Angeline Waetford, hockey player Grant McLeod and her parents. (, 14 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 03 July 2011)
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Name of coach Angeline Waetford [club], NZL; Mark Hager [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender, Midfielder
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing in 1996 in Whangarei, New Zealand.
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Argentina
Location Whangarei
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Occupation Athlete
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Nicknames Elly G, Gunny (, 14 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The road isn't easy - it requires hard work." (Athlete, 03 July 2011)
Awards and honours In 2012, while playing for the Boston University Terriers, she was named America East Midfielder of the Year and included in the All-Conference first team. (, 12 Feb 2014)
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Languages English
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Other information BOSTON
She took a break from international hockey after the 2012 Olympic Games in London to study at Boston University in the United States of America. She returned to the national team in 2014. (, 05 Feb 2015)