George Muir

Not only is George a law student, he is also studying BCom and is an excellent hockey player.

George Muir celebrating on the hockey field

“I've been playing hockey for 17 years and was selected to play for the Black Sticks when I was 18. Every year there is a selection process so it is quite competitive which means I have to be really good at managing my time so that I can juggle training, competitions and study.

“A couple of years ago I had a bad year; I missed selection for the year's major tournament and sustained a shoulder injury which kept me out of action for six extra months.

“However, the experience taught me the importance of maintaining a balance, particularly when things go wrong, as I still had my study and friends around me so that I could focus on another part of my life and still have fun.”