MITTON Trent < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 26 Nov 1990 in Perth, AUS
Height1.82 m
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 five.
Why this sport? His father Grant encouraged him to play the sport.
Club / Team WA Thundersticks: Australia
Name of coach Jason Butcher [club]; Graham Reid [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Tournament Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Location Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames Mitz, Mitts (sportingpulse.com, 04 Feb 2013; hockey.org.au, 06 Dec 2015)
Hobbies Sports, golf, basketball, going to the beach, cooking. (hockeywa.org.au, 27 Oct 2012; ausport.gov.au, 01 Jan 2013; hockey.org.au, 06 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Making his debut for Australia, and winning the 2012 Champions Trophy in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (ausport.gov.au, 01 Jan 2013)
Most influential person in career His parents. (hockeywa.org.au, 27 Oct 2012)
Hero / Idol Australia hockey player Rob Hammond, US basketball player LeBron James, Australian rules football player Chris Judd. (hockeywa.org.au, 27 Oct 2012; sportingpulse.com, 04 Feb 2013)
Injuries He has had a stress fracture in his shin bone. (sportingpulse.com, 04 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Run hard, never give up and enjoy." (hockeywa.org.au, 27 Oct 2012)
Other sports He has played cricket at regional level in Australia. (olympics.com.au, 20 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives His father Grant played hockey for Australia at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and was also part of the team that won gold at the 1986 World Cup in London, England. His grandfather Don Mitton also represented Australia in hockey during a tour of New Zealand in 1958, and his brother Joel plays hockey at club level in Western Australia. (hockey.org.au, 06 Dec 2015; sportal.com.au, 13 Jul 2010; smh.com.au, 19 Jul 2010)
Ambitions To represent Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ausport.gov.au, 01 Jan 2013)
Other information RAYS
He represented the Ranchi Rays in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the professional Hockey India League [HIL], and won the 2015 title. )edgehockey.com.au, 24 Feb 2015; hockey.org.au, 01 Mar 2016)

DEVELOPMENT
He has worked as a sports development role for Western Australia's governing body for hockey, Hockey WA, covering game development, participation and high performance. (Hockey WA, 26 Mar 2014)