Shea McAleese

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Ritual Hockey - Athlete: Shea McAleese

Shea's Ritual

I prepare my gear really early, listen to chill music and I like to be in full kit for the warm up (inducing shinguards).

Position Teams Height Born Recent Highlights

New Zealand National          HC Braxgata

1.78 M

5 ft 8 in 

August 17, 1984

Napier, NZ

  • 2 x Olympic Games 
  • 3 x World Cups
  • 3 x Commonwealth Games 
  • 3 x Champions Trophy 

Notes from the field

I started playing hockey in Hawkes Bay NZ at the age of 10 and took to it like a duck to water. I made my debut for NZ 10 years later in Malaysia KL vs. Pakistan. I have been lucky enough to play for NZ from 2005 and I am still going with the goal of going to RIO. I have played 221* times for NZ scoring 29* goals.  I have been lucky that Hockey has taken me around the world I have played 2 seasons in the Australian Hockey League for Tasmania, 3 seasons in Germany for UHC winning the EHL twice, 3 seasons for HGC in Holland, 2 seasons for UP Wizards in the HIL in India and I am currently in my 2nd season in Belgium playing for Braxgata HC.  I love to coach so work a lot within clubs and have my own Hockey business Inside Hockey make sure you follow us! I then love to spend time with my girlfriend and family, cooking, chilling and going to anywhere where there is sun!   

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