Bryan Hackworth

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Partner Katie Austin
Languages
English
Higher education
Retail Consumer Studies - Hillsborough College: Sheffield, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2005 at age 17 with Kingston Kestrels in Hull, England.
Why this sport?
He had always followed ice hockey.
Club / Team
Sheffield Steelkings : England
Name of coach
Ian Offers [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Netherlands

General interest

Nicknames
Bry (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Most influential person in career
Joel Laing, an ice hockey goaltender who played for English club Sheffield Steelers. He became a good friend throughout Hackworth's many operations and encouraged him in his sport. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Ed Belfour. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can always play better than the last game." (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
His brother was a British junior crown green bowls champion. His aunt represented England in crown green bowls. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (dreamscometrue.uk.com, 09 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He has had more than 25 operations in his lifetime. (facesofspinabifida.com, 13 Apr 2012; Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)