Men's National Field Hockey Team
Last Name Short
First Name Robert
Position Forward
Height 185 cm
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth 11 August 1972
Place of Birth Maidstone, Kent, England
Hometown Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Residence Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Languages Spoken English, partial Dutch
Club Laren Hockey Club
International Caps 277  
Sports Information Two-time Pan American Games champion (1999, 2007) and 2-time silver medalist (1995, 2003)…2000 Olympian…3-time Commonwealth Games team member finishing 6th in 1998, 6th in 2002, 9th in 2006…first international cap was in 1994 in Cuba…finished 8th at the 1998 World Cup - Canada's best ever finish in a world tournament...career highlight is competing at the 2000 Olympic Games and winning gold at the 1999 and 2007 Pan American Games...member of the senior national team since 1994...coached by Louis Mendonca...current club is Laren Hockey Club in The Netherlands (previous clubs include HGC, Rotterdam, Victoria, Tsawwassen Falcons)...trains in The Netherlands and at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia...suffered a tibia stress fracture in 2006 missing 5 months, and twice broke his hand...was introduced to the sport by his parents who chose field hockey over ice hockey for him...
Human Interest Graduated in 1995 from the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography…is a self-employed business owner…single…parents Anne and Ian are both retired...has 2 brothers (Mark, Peter)…Peter is also on the Canadian Men's Field Hockey team...enjoys camping, fly-fishing, golf, poker, travelling...favourites include meat and potatoes, sushi, football player David Beckham, ice hockey, the movies - most James Bond films, Jason Bourne series, Power of One; the music of Bon Jovi, Chicane, Mika...has 2 cats named "Jovi" and "Moofasssa"...
  • 2008 Olympic Games, CHN
  • 2008 Tour of Europe
  • 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, MAL
  • 2008 Tour of Germany
  • 2008 South Africa Tour
  • 2007 Malaysia Tour
  • 2007 Setanta Sports Trophy, IRL
  • 2007 Pan American Games, BRA
  • 2007 AKPro Chile Series, CAN
  • 2006 World Cup Qualifier, CHN
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games, AUS
  • 2005 Germany Tour
  • 2005 England/Ireland Tour
  • 2004 Pan American Cup, CAN
  • 2004 Olympic Qualifier, ESP
  • 2004 South Africa Tour
  • 2003 Pan American Games, DOM
  • 2003 New Zealand Tour
  • 2003 3-Nations Tournament, CAN
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games, GBR
  • 2001 World Cup Qualifier, SCO
  • 2000 Olympic Games, AUS
  • 2000 Americas Cup, CUB
  • 2000 Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament, MAS
  • 1999 Sydney International Challenge
  • 1999 Pan American Games, CAN
  • 1999 Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament, MAS
  • 1999 Australia Cup
  • 1999 Akhbar El Yom Tournament, EGY
  • 1998 World Cup, NED
  • 1998 Commonwealth Games, MAS
  • 1997 World Cup Qualifier, MAS
  • 1996 World Cup Preliminary, ITA
  • 1996 Olympic Qualifier, ESP
  • 1995 Pan American Games, ARG
  • 1992 Junior Pan American Games, CUB


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