Simon Child

One of the games new young super stars who made his debut for the Black Sticks in 2005 aged just 16. He was still attending Kings College at the time and he has quickly secured his place amongst our best strikers. Simon is often used as an impact player – his raw talent often causing tiring defences trouble. Now 20 years old – he has already played over 70 tests for New Zealand and is almost certain to become one of the most capped players in New Zealand hockey history. Simon’s career high was winning the Olympic Qualifying Tournament recently held in Auckland, while is career low was losing to Argentina in the 2007 Champions Challenge Final. Beijing will be Simon’s first Olympic Games, however it certainly wont be his last.

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Hockey men draw with Germany

08 August 2012

The New Zealand men’s hockey team went within a whisker of scoring their best win of the Olympic tournament, but were held to a 5-5 draw by Germany at Riverbank Arena tonight.