A 25 year old school teacher from Christchurch, who has quickly confirmed himself as the countries leading left half. An influential member of the Canterbury Cavaliers NHL side, who brings a great attitude and intensity to the Black Sticks team when playing. His career high was scoring the winning goal against Argentina in the recently completed Olympic Qualifying Tournament – a moment that rates up amongst Hockey New Zealand’s greatest achievements. He made his debut for the Black Sticks at the 2004 Champions Trophy and has since played 61 test matches. He has recently been hampered by a serious hip injury, however is confident of making it to Beijing.