HARRISON Samantha < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 29 Aug 1991 in Whangarei, NZL
Height1.70 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education Auckland University of Technology: Auckland, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up hockey at age five in Whangarei.
Why this sport? "I saw neighbours playing outside and thought it looked fun."
Club / Team Auckland: Auckland, NZL
Name of coach Mark Hager [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for New Zealand
General Interest
Hobbies Spending time with family, friends, going to the beach, playing tennis and golf. (nzhockey.co.nz, 02 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Hero / Idol Roger Federer. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Make the most of the opportunities given to you." (hockeynz.co.nz, 15 Jun 2011)
Awards and honours She was named Auckland University of Technology's Female Athlete of the Year for 2011. (aut.ac.nz, 19 Oct 2011)
Famous relatives Her sister Charlotte has also played hockey for New Zealand. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 03 Oct 2010)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sportconnect.co.nz, 12 Jan 2012