TAYLOR Jayde < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 03 Apr 1985 in Bunbury, AUS
Height1.63 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Consultant
Languages English
Higher education Interior Design - Curtin University: Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey in 1998 in Bunbury, WA, Australia.
Why this sport? After moving from Perth to Bunbury in 1998 she decided to try a few different sports. Hockey was the sport she enjoyed the most at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.
Club / Team Western Australia Diamonds: Australia
Name of coach Jason Butcher [club], AUS; Adam Commens [national], AUS
Training Regime She trains about 20 hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Location Bisham
General Interest
Nicknames Jaydo (gryphon-life.com, 13 Jan 2014)
Hobbies Cooking, going to the beach, spending time with friend and family. (gryphon-life.com, 13 Jan 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (olympics.com.au, 22 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, German tennis player Steffi Graf. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011; thesportsvault.com.au, 14 Jun 2011)
Injuries She required surgery on her right foot in April 2013, which caused her to miss the test series against Korea. (hockey.org.au, 10 Jan 2014; wais.org.au, 19 Aug 2013)

Injury meant she was unable to play hockey for the whole of 2012. (LinkedIn profile, 2014)

She was struck on the jaw by a ball in 2010 and required five stitches. She was struck in the same place by a stick in 2011 and needed another four stitches. (hockey.org.au, 10 Apr 2012; thesportsvault.com.au, 14 Jun 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Try and have no regrets, to control everything you can control and don't worry about the things you can't." (olympics.com.au, 15 May 2012)
Other information LATE REPLACEMENT
She was called up to the Australia squad for the 2014 World Cup in the Netherlands after defender Teneal Attard was forced to withdraw through injury. (ninemsn.com.au, 08 May 2014)

AMBASSADOR
She became an ambassador for children's charity Redkite in 2013. (LinkedIn profile, 2014)

SALESPERSON
In 2013 she was named the highest selling salesperson in Australia for the deitary firm she represented. (hockey.org.au, 10 Jan 2014)