Rob Moore (field hockey)
|Men's field hockey|
Robert Stephen Moore (born 21 May 1981) is an English field hockey player. Moore is amongst the most capped England players and was a key part of the team that recently picked up a silver medal at the Champions Trophy 2010 and a gold medal at the European Cup 2009. He appeared in the 2012 London Olympics.
Moore is from Winchester. He went to school at King Edward VI, Southampton and studied Economics at University Nottingham. Throughout his academic career Moore was involved with all sports, showing particular talent for Hockey and Cricket. At the age of 16 whilst playing a hockey match for his school, the coach for the opposing team, who happened to also be the under 21's coach for England, spotted the young player's natural ability and invited him to an England under 21's trial.
Moore made the England under 21's team the summer of the trials in 1998, and that August was selected for his first tournament; the Under 21's European Cup in Poznan, Poland where the team also managed to pick up a silver medal. Moore's hockey went from strength to strength and in February 2003 aged 21 Moore made his Senior International debut. Since then Moore has racked up an impressive 190 caps for England and Great Britain in tournaments such as; the Olympic Games, Athens Greece (2004), Champions Challenge, Alexandria Egypt (2005), European Championships, Leipzig Germany (2005), Commonwealth Games, Melbourne Australia (2006), World Cup, Monchengladbach Germany (2006), Champions Challenge, Belgium (2007), European Championships, Manchester England (2007), Champions Trophy, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2007), Olympic Games, Beijing China (2008), European Championships, Amsterdam Holland (2009), Champions Trophy, Melbourne (2009), World Cup, Delhi India (2010), Champions Trophy, Monchengladbach Germany (2010), Commonwealth Games Delhi India (2010). Moore has also competed in many other uncapped friendly tournaments that have taken him all over the world. Moore has always been at the top of his game, continuously having a new goal in sight. Moore has recently been selected for the Indoor World Cup further adding to, and diversifying his existing hockey skills. Moore will be playing his first indoor capped tournament in Poznan, Poland commencing on 8 February 2011. In addition to playing internationally, Moore played club hockey in the England Hockey League for Surbiton, having previously played for Trojans, Havant, Teddington, Wimbledon. Moore signed for National League side Fareham Hockey Club for the start of the 2015-16 season.
Whilst living abroad in Germany in 2007 Moore was scouted by a modelling agency and has since done part-time modelling. Though he tried to keep his modelling career out of the country, doing only adverts not likely to be seen in the UK, for companies such as Tchibo, Citroen Financial Services and Deutsche Bahn it was only going to be a matter of time until the English modelling world found him. Moore has done a few adverts in England, mainly in keeping with his sporting career but recently appeared in the Zurich TV commercial (2010) with newborn son Alfred.
Moore is married to wife Camilla. Together they have two sons, Alfred Jack Roland Moore (born 20 July 2010), Finlay John Alexander Moore (born 18 September 2012) and a daughter, Delilah Adey Elizabeth Moore (born 16 December 2013). Moore and his family live in London and Winchester. He is currently a Biology teacher at Winchester College.