Katie Glynn

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Katie Glynn
Katie Glynn (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Born (1989-03-14) 14 March 1989 (age 31)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–present Roskill
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–present New Zealand 134 (77)
Last updated on: 24 April 2014 (national)[2][3]

Katie Alexandra Glynn MNZM (born 14 March 1989) is a New Zealand field hockey player.[4] She has competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team, including at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[1][5]

Glynn was first selected for the Black Sticks Women in June 2009, along with ten other players as the Black Sticks squad was overhauled following its last place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[6]

She was noted for the semi-final match between New Zealand and the Netherlands at the 2012 Olympics, where eleven minutes into the second half, she was accidentally smacked in the head by the hockey stick of opponent forward Ellen Hoog as Hoog attempted to shoot at goal. Despite the resulting wound in her head requiring five staples and two sutures, Glynn returned to the game later in the second half heavily bandaged, and later was compared to New Zealand cricketer Bert Sutcliffe and his return after a head injury in the 1953–54 South African tour.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Katie Glynn - London 2012 Olympics". Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Hockey Representatives - Women" (PDF). Hockey New Zealand. 24 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  3. ^ "New Zealand Goal Scorers - Women" (PDF). Hockey New Zealand. 24 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Kaite Glynn - Hockey New Zealand". Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Katie Glynn Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Fresh new talent defines the 2009 Black Sticks women's national squad". Hockey New Zealand. 2 June 2009. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  7. ^ Ford, Greg (9 August 2012). "Injured Black Stick's head and heart hurt". Fairfax Media New Zealand (via Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  8. ^ Cleaver, Dylan (9 August 2012). "Olympics: Heartbreak for Black Sticks in semifinal thriller". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 August 2012.