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Bill Siegloff

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Son Angus
Residence
Australia
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2017 in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Why this sport?
He heard about a try-out day for Para ice hockey through his son Angus, who plays able-bodied ice hockey. "[Ice hockey] takes me back to the things I could do before."
Club / Team
Melbourne Sentinels: Australia
Name of coach
Gary Farmer [national], GBR
Training Regime
He practises for two-and-a-half hours every Sunday in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"To be able to actually go out and play sport with my son, which I have never been able to do because of my knee injuries is liberating. I've never been able to kick a footy with him. I've never been able to play cricket with him, or run. I get to hit the puck and play sport with my son." (bendigoadvertiser.com.au, 03 Oct 2018)
Other sports
He has won national titles in rifle shooting. (bendigoadvertiser.com.au, 03 Oct 2018)
Famous relatives
His son Angus has competed in ice hockey and inline hockey at national tournaments in Australia. (bendigoadvertiser.com.au, 03 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He injured both of his kneecaps and his back after he was involved in an accident while serving in the army in the 1990s. Both of his kneecaps have since been removed. (bendigoadvertiser.com.au, 03 Oct 2018; gofundme.com, 23 Jul 2018)