SALMOND Derek < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Scotland   
Gender Male
Born 06 Jan 1984
Height1.78 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Edinburgh, SCO
Occupation Manager
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I started playing when I was 6 I think, by being dragged along by my mum, I didn't really like it at first because it was boring. It wasn't until we started playing in tournaments that I really started to like it.
I guess it was the competition what drove me on to play for Scotland; I train hard because I want to give myself the best opportunity to win. Itís all about winning."
Club / Team Inverleith: Edinburgh, SCO
Name of coach Stuart Neave
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
General Interest
Hobbies Films and snowboarding. (cgcs.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career "My Mum, [she] supports, drives me and always thinks I play well." (inverleith-hc.co.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives He is engaged to Katie McKay, who plays hockey for Scotland. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010)