Kayla Whitelock

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Kayla Whitelock
Personal information
Born (1985-10-30) 30 October 1985 (age 31)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Playing position Midfield
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Central Mysticks
National team
2003– New Zealand 213 (52)
Last updated on: 24 April 2014 (national)[2][3]

Kayla Marie Whitelock (née Sharland, born 30 October 1985) is a New Zealand field hockey player, and former captain of the New Zealand women's national field hockey team (the Black Sticks Women).[4] She has competed in four Olympic Games (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016), three Commonwealth Games (2006, 2010 and 2014) and two Hockey World Cups (2010 and 2014). She was named on the FIH's All-Star Team in 2010 and was Hockey New Zealand's player of the year in 2012.[5]

Whitelock was born in Palmerston North, and is of Rangitāne descent.[6] She married Crusaders rugby player George Whitelock in December 2013.[7]

Early life[edit]

Whitelock took up hockey at the age of seven, as her school only played hockey, not her preferred sport, netball.[5]

International senior competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kayla Sharland - London 2012 Olympics". Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Hockey Representatives - Women" (PDF). Hockey New Zealand. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Zealand Goal Scorers - Women" (PDF). Hockey New Zealand. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kayla Sharland - Profile". Hockey New Zealand. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Kayla Whitelock Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  6. ^ Tipene-Leach, Oriini (31 July 2014). "Day 7: Update on our Māori athletes in Glasgow". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Lampp, Peter (17 December 2013). "Sharland warns of attrition". Manawatu Standard. Retrieved 14 June 2014.