Nick Wilson (field hockey)

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Nick Wilson
Personal information
Born (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 29)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Playing position Striker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
??–present Central
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–present New Zealand 118 (49)
Last updated on: 16 August 2012

Nicholas "Nick" Wilson (born 6 August 1990) is a New Zealand field hockey striker player. He currently plays for New Zealand's Hockey National Team, the Black Stick men's team. He attended Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School and then on to Palmerston North Boys' High School,[1] where he represented their first eleven team from 2005 to 2007. Wilson spent his final year at Westlake Boys High School in Auckland.[1]

Wilson made his first appearance for 'The Black Sticks' against Korea in New Zealand on November 2007 at the age of 17.[2] He scored his first goal against the number one (at the time) Australian team at Sydney Olympic Park. Known for his attacking style of play, he is touted as one of New Zealand's next field hockey stars.[2]

In 2010, Wilson became the first New Zealander to be nominated for the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Young Player of the Year award.[3] He was also named in the FIH All Stars team of players who "lit up the hockey world over the past year".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heagney, George (15 April 2016). "New Black Stick Hayden Phillips an Olympic chance according to former coach". Manawatu Standard. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Nick Wilson". Hockey New Zealand. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Black Sticks' striker nominated for award". TVNZ. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Sharland and Wilson make world hockey all star list". Fairfax media. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010.