Frances Davies

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Frances Davies
Personal information
Born (1996-10-18) 18 October 1996 (age 22)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Midlands
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
New Zealand 50

Frances Davies (18 October 1996) is a New Zealand field hockey player.[1] She was first named to New Zealand women's national field hockey team in 2016. Her position is defender. Davies also plays for the Midalnds hockey team.

Early life and education[edit]

Davies was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and was raised in Tauranga, New Zealand.[2][3] She began playing field hockey at age six.[2] At nine years old she played field hockey at Tauranga Girls' College alongside her future New Zealand national teammate Amy Robinson.[3] Frances attended St. Peter's School in Cambridge, New Zealand.[2]

Career[edit]

Davies was a member of New Zealand's field hockey team for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.[2] After finishing her schooling, Davies moved to Auckland, New Zealand to further her field hockey career.[3] Davies plays the position of defender.[4] She played for New Zealand in the Under-21 Junior World Cup of field hockey.[3] She was then named to the New Zealand women's national field hockey team, known as the Black Sticks, for a 2016 five-test series against Malaysia.[3] Davies was again named to the Black Sticks in 2017.[5] She was named to the Black Sticks team for the 2017 World League Final.[6] Aside from playing for the national team, Davies is also a member of the Midlands, which as of 2017 were the national champions of New Zealand hockey.[5][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frances DAVIES – Olympic Hockey | New Zealand". International Olympic Committee. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Frances Davies | New Zealand Olympic Team". New Zealand Olympic Team. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Amy Robinson and Frances Davies named in Black Sticks squad". NZ Herald. 27 November 2016. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Vantage Black Sticks Women". blacksticks.co.nz. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Hockey: Midlands defender gets national call-up". NZ Herald. 11 January 2017. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  6. ^ "New Zealand squad named for World League Final | FIH". fih.ch. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Four Tauranga players named in Black Sticks". NZ Herald. 30 October 2017. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 7 November 2017.