CARROLL Joel < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 11 Sep 1986 in Darwin, AUS
Height1.84 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age seven in Darwin, NT, Australia.
Why this sport? His family played hockey so it was natural for him to take up the sport.
Club / Team Northern Territory Stingers: Australia
Name of coach Nick Lenoir [club], Ric Charlesworth [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Australia
Opponent Netherlands
Location Busselton, WA
General Interest
Nicknames JC (olympics.com.au, 18 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer. (hockey.org.au, 18 Jun 2012)
Injuries He had a hamstring injury in 2011 that forced him to miss two weeks of action in July 2011. (fih.ch, 07 Jul 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He always puts his left sock and shoe on before his right. (hockey.org.au, 2012)
Awards and honours He was named 2012 Northern Territory Sportsperson of the Year. (nt.gov.au, 22 Mar 2013)
Famous relatives His cousin Des Abbott played hockey for Australia until his retirement in July 2013, while his brother Travis has represented the Northern Territory Stingers in the sport. (ntnews.com.au, 20 Jul 2013; hockey.org.au, 20 Jan 2009)
Other information TATTOOS
He has a Chinese symbol representing courage on his back and family names tattooed on his foot. On the side of his ribs he has the phrase, 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy'. (olympics.com.au, 18 Jun 2012)