Shea McAleese



Name:

Shea McAleese

Date of birth:
07.08.1984 

Birthplace:
Napier

Residence:
Napier (Home) Auckland (NZ Hockey base) Den Haag Holland (Euro Hockey base)

Ford NHL Team:
Central

Position:
Midfield and free man

Occupation:
Athlete and student

NZ debut:
2005 Azlan Shah vs Pakistan

Career highlights:
2x Commonwealth Games '06, '10
2x World Cups '06, '10
2x Olympic Games '08, '12
3x Champions Trophy '10, '11, '12

NZ debut
Every game for NZ

Career low:
Dislocating my shoulder 4 times
Not winning a medal at Olympics or World Cups
Any time I'm injured

Favourite food:
Thai
Choco milk
Vege crisps
Crackers and hummus
Good steak

Favourite music:
Vocal trance
Liquid Drum and bass
Old school and easy listening

Most admired sportsperson:
Roger Federer - Personality
Michael Jordan - Athlete
Shabaz - Hockey

Who has been most influential in your career?
My Dad

Playing strengths:
Workrate
Vision and passing ability
Intelligence
Desire

Playing weaknesses:
Reverse hitting
Tight ball dribbling

Dislikes:
Tall poppy syndrome
Not being open and honest

Advice for young players:
"If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done"

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Find a local club and play hockey!

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