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Xavier Player

Para Ice Hockey


Further personal information

Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Media Professional, Teacher

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2018.
Why this sport?
He saw an advert on Facebook looking for athletes to try Para ice hockey, and he remembered watching the sport at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. "I thought it would be a disaster, a bit of a laugh and I'd be done with it. It turns out that I was able to get on the ice without falling over and I knew almost instantaneously that I had found a sport that made me feel different to all others."
Club / Team
Melbourne Sentinels: Australia
Name of coach
Gary Farmer [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General interest

Sport, listening to podcasts, supporting the Boston Red Sox baseball team. (Twitter profile, 18 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2018 World Championships Pool C in Vierumaki, Finland. ( 19 Jul 2018)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. ( 19 Jul 2018)