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James Fair

Since being a travelling reserve for the Beijing Olympics, an experience which he described as being “so close but so far”, James has firmly made his mark as Great Britain and England’s first choice goalkeeper. His efforts in goal have helped the side to three medals, including gold in 2009 when his performance at the European Championships saw him named Goalkeeper of the Tournament. His supremacy on the world stage was again recognised in 2010 when he was named in the FIH All Stars Team alongside Barry Middleton and Ashley Jackson. Away from the international scene James plays his club hockey for Cannock. He studied Geography and Geology at Birmingham University and is now a games teacher and hockey coach at Stowe School in Buckingham.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
8.01.1981
Position:
GK
Twitter account:
@jfair25
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2012 Olympic Games
2011 Champions Trophy
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2010 Champions Trophy
2009 Champions Trophy
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2007 Champions Trophy
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2007 Champions Challenge I
2006 Commonwealth Games
2006 World Cup
Medals
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2010 Champions Trophy - Silver
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
CAPS
HOME
87
GB
47
INDOOR
5
TOTAL
139
GOALS
HOME
-
GB
-
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
0
Get to know ShowHide
Squads:
Senior Men
Current club:
Cannock
Shirt number:
25
International Debut:
15th January 2005
Most Memorable Acheivement:
Winning gold and winning GK of the tournament at the European Cup in 2009.
Motto:
Train hard, play easy.
Hometown:
Chester
Primary School:
King's School, Chester
Secondary School:
King's School, Chester
Non-hockey hobbies:
Other sports and listening to music
My sporting idol is...:
Michael Johnson
If I wasn't a hockey player I would be...:
A teacher. I work at Stowe School and would complete my teacher training.
I can't leave home without...:
My keys
Dream Car:
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5
Which stick do you use:
Mercian Hammerhead 2005 range
Do you have any superstitions / rituals before matches:
I like to do the same warm up each game and stand at the far end when the teams walk out at the start of the game
Favourite meal to cook:
Poached eggs on toast
Favourite pre-match meal::
Poached eggs on toast
Top fitness tip:
Get under the bar in the squat rack - ignore the posers
Cardio or Weights:
Weights
Surf or Snow:
Snow
Attack or Defend:
Defend
Blonde or Brunette:
Brunette
Night In or Night Out:
Night In
james fair
 
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