Further Personal Information
||Perth, WA, AUS
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
||JC (olympics.com.au, 18 Jun 2012)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer. (hockey.org.au, 18 Jun 2012)
||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)
||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)
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)