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Matt Daly

London 2012 will be Matt’s second Olympic Games having been part of the side that  finished  fifth in Beijing. Matt has a prolific international goal scoring ratio with a total of 57 goals in 143 appearances. Since winning gold at the European Championships in 2009 Matt has been blighted with injuries, which ruled him out of both the Commonwealth Games and World Cup in Delhi in 2010. Over the past 12 months he has spent more time off the pitch being treated than he has playing, but with his name back on the score sheet at his  first major tournament, the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May, he put himself back into contention for Olympic selection. Matt plays his club hockey for Surbiton and is one of a trio of players selected from the premier division side alongside James Tindall and Rob Moore. Off the pitch, Matt is a PE teacher and hockey coach at Kingston Grammar School; he has a Sports Science degree from Brunel University.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
8.07.1983
Position:
Forward
Twitter account:
@menshockey2012
Instagram Profile:
Matt Daly
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2012 Olympic Games
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2008 Olympic Games
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2007 Champions Challenge I
2006 World Cup
2006 Commonwealth Games
2005 EuroHockey Championships
2005 Champions Challenge I
Medals
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
CAPS
HOME
95
GB
57
INDOOR
4
TOTAL
156
GOALS
HOME
44
GB
13
INDOOR
1
TOTAL
58
Get to know ShowHide
Squads:
Senior Men
Place of birth:
Saudi Arabia
Current club:
Surbiton
Shirt number:
10
International Debut:
13th January 2005
Most Memorable Acheivement:
Winning European gold in 2009 for the very first time.
Hometown:
Surbiton
Primary School:
Scott Central, Uxbridge, Canada
Secondary School:
Desborough, Maidenhead
Non-hockey hobbies:
Playing golf and fly-fishing
My sporting idol is...:
Rafa Nadal
If I wasn't a hockey player I would be...:
A golfer
I can't leave home without...:
Brushing my teeth
Dream Car:
Aston Martin
Which stick do you use:
Grays GX7000
Favourite meal to cook:
Roast dinner
Favourite pre-match meal::
Spaghetti Bolognese
Top fitness tip:
Quality, not quantity
Cardio or Weights:
Weights
Surf or Snow:
Surf
Attack or Defend:
Attack
Blonde or Brunette:
Blonde
Night In or Night Out:
Night In
Matt Daly
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