Ritual Hockey - Athlete: Nick Haig

Nick's  Ritual

My pre game ritual is to keep things as relaxed as possible. I pack my bags early and then relax with a coffee and listen to music.

Position Teams Height Born Recent Highlights


New Zealand National

Hibiscus Dairy Flat

1.8 M

5 ft 9 in 

March 12, 1987

Christchurch, NZ

  • Olympic Games Rio 2016
  • Captain of Black Sticks in Trans Tasman Trophy in NZ.

Notes from the field

My name is Nick Haig, my team mates call me Haigar. I play club hockey for Hibiscus Dairy Flat in Auckland and representative hockey for the Canterbury Cavaliers. I grew up with a hockey stick in hand, my family were heavily involved in the sport and my mum represented New Zealand at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. My debut for the Black Sticks came in 2007 and I have since achieved 200 international caps.Outside of hockey I work full time as a Human Resources consultant and I have an app business called heyfit. In my spare time I enjoy watching most sports, playing tennis or golf and catching up with good mates.