PEREIRA Keegan < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 08 Sep 1991 in Bombay, IND
Height1.73 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Environmental Science, Human Movement Studies - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age six at school in India.
Why this sport? He took up the sport because of his father, who played hockey in India.
Name of coach Paul Bundy [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Canada
Opponent India
Location Victoria, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames Reggie (gc2018.com, 31 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Making his senior international debut for Canada against India in 2009. (durhamregion.com, 06 Aug 2016)
Injuries He suffered an anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] injury in November 2014 while playing professional hockey in Belgium. He had surgery in January 2015 and missed most that year due to the injury. (olympic.ca, 06 Dec 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He does not tie his shoelaces until after he enters the field of play. (olympic.ca, 06 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Some people want it, some people wish it, others make it happen." [Michael Jordan] (olympic.ca, 06 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives His father Reginald Pereira played hockey for Mahindra and Mumbai in India. His younger brother Kevin has represented Canada in the sport at junior international level. (olympic.ca, 06 Dec 2016; fieldhockey.ca, 2014; dnaindia.com, 12 Feb 2010)
Other information FROM INDIA TO CANADA
Born in India, he began his schooling there before moving to Canada with his parents in 1998. His love of field hockey over ice hockey comes from his heritage. "Everyone plays ice hockey in Canada. It's very big. No one really prefers to play field hockey but I took to the game because of my father, who is very passionate about the sport." (olympic.ca, 06 Dec 2015; mid-day.com, 08 Mar 2010)

EDUCATION
He has also studied for a degree in kinesiology at the University of Victoria in Canada and a master's in international sports management at the Johann Cruyff Institute in the Netherlands. (Twitter profile, 27 Oct 2019)