One on one with hockey midfielder

2015-07-15 06:00
PHOTO: supplied

Robin Jones will be participating in the Greenfields Elite Club Hockey Challenge.

PHOTO: supplied Robin Jones will be participating in the Greenfields Elite Club Hockey Challenge.

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PIETERMARITZBURG’S Robin Jones (23), will be participating in the Greenfields Elite Club Hockey Challenge from 17 to 19 July at Riverside Sports in Durban North.

Question: What club do you play for and in what position?

Answer: Kearsney, midfield-defence.

Q: When did you start playing hockey and what is it about it that you love?

A: I started playing at the age of 10. I love everything about hockey, particularly the fact that it’s an exciting team sport and the unique range of skills required to play the game.

Q: What are your thoughts on the Greenfields Elite Club Challenge? Do you think it is an important part of growing and developing hockey as a sport in SA?

A: It’s such a fantastic event. Something that has been needed for some time now.

It’s an opportunity for non-tertiary institute teams to compete at an elite level.

It contributes significantly to the growth of the sport as the event now draws great media attention. Also its a chance for people to see quite a number of the national players represent their club teams.

Q: What has been the highlight of your sporting career?

A: Attending the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Q: Which sports personality do you look up to and what values have you learnt from them?

A: Roger Federer, Hashim Amla. I am a massive fan of world-class sports people who are recognised for their incredible ability, while still remaining humble and treating everyone as equals. - Supplied

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