FOLEY Bernard < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens, Rugby Union
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 08 Sep 1989 in Sydney, AUS
Height1.82 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Economics - Sydney University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team New South Wales [NSW] Waratahs: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Michael Chieka [Club], Michael O'Connor [Country]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Flyhalf
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Australia
Location Dubai
General Interest
Nicknames Nard (, 04 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Playing cricket. (, 13 Aug 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Captaining the Australian rugby sevens side at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. (, 27 Jun 2013)
Hero / Idol Australian rugby union players Matt Burke, Phil Waugh and David Lyons. (, 13 Aug 2013)
Injuries He missed the Adelaide and Hong Kong legs of the International Rugby Board [IRB] World Series in the 2009/2010 season due to injury. (, 04 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours In 2011 he was named the Australian rugby sevens Player of the Year. (, 01 Mar 2012)

He was named the 2009 Sydney University Colts Best and Fairest Player. (Australian Commonwealth Games Team Handbook, 2010)
Famous relatives His father was a weightlifter for Sydney University in Australia. (, 13 Aug 2013)
Other information SEVENS EXPERIENCE
He has also represented the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, where he finds his experience playing rugby sevens gives him an advantage. "You've got to react a lot quicker in sevens and you probably see the space and identify it a lot more easily. That's just the whole game, moving the ball to space and playing free-flowing rugby." (, 01 Mar 2012)