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Alastair Wilson

Alastair already has one Olympic Games under his belt having been part of the team that went to Beijing in 2008. He describes his biggest achievement to date as winning gold at the 2009 European Championships. He plays for Beeston and was part of the team that made the Euro Hockey League quarter finals for the last two years. Away from hockey Alastair has a famous other half in the shape of swimming superstar Fran Halsall. In June 2012 he was one of seven GB hockey athletes to pose for the centrefold of Cosmopolitan magazine as part of a campaign to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer for the charity, Everyman. His father Richard is Umpire Development Manager with the International Hockey Federation.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
17.12.1983
Position:
Defender
Twitter account:
@aliwilson17
Website:
http://www.aliwilson.net
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Appearances
2012 Olympic Games
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2010 Champions Trophy
2009 Champions Trophy
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2008 Olympic Games
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2007 Champions Trophy
2006 World Cup
2005 EuroHockey Championships
2005 Champions Challenge I
Medals
2011 Champions Trophy - Bronze
2010 Champions Trophy - Silver
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
CAPS
HOME
103
GB
65
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
168
GOALS
HOME
6
GB
-
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
6
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Squads:
Senior Men
Current club:
Beeston
Former club(s):
Loughborough Students, Sheffield
Shirt number:
17
International Debut:
13th January 2005
Most Memorable Acheivement:
On the pitch it would be winning the European Cup in 2009. Walking out at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was amazing as well.
Motto:
It's only a game.
Hometown:
Sheffield
Primary School:
Dronfield Junior School
Secondary School:
Meadowhead School
Non-hockey hobbies:
Reading, listening to music, travelling, eating out and sarcasm
My sporting idol is...:
Roger Federer - been at the top for a long time, plays with style and remains humble
If I wasn't a hockey player I would be...:
Less poor
I can't leave home without...:
My BlackBerry - I hate not being in touch
Dream Car:
A BMW
My claim to fame is...:
Posing naked for a national magazine
Which stick do you use:
Slazenger
Do you have any superstitions / rituals before matches:
Other than taking the mickey out of Ratman, not really
Favourite meal to cook:
Tuna risotto
Favourite pre-match meal::
Pasta
Top fitness tip:
Everything in moderation
Cardio or Weights:
Weights
Surf or Snow:
Snow
Attack or Defend:
Attack
Blonde or Brunette:
Blonde
Night In or Night Out:
Night In
Ali Wilson
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