|Playing position |
Name Charlotte Harrison
Siblings Samantha Harrison
2005–present New Zealand
Weight 55 kg
Height 1.67 m
Role Field Hockey player
|Born 31 July 1989 (age 26)Palmerston North, New Zealand (1989-07-31) |
Current club Southern Districts Hockey Club(Papatoetoe, Auckland)
Charlotte harrison post match interview hwl2015 rosario
Charlotte Harrison (born 31 July 1989) is a New Zealand field hockey player. She has competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team (the Black Sticks Women), including for the team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, and as a reserve for the team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
- Charlotte harrison post match interview hwl2015 rosario
- Charlotte harrison nzl and gemma flynn nzl ger 5 2 nzl 15 july 2010
Harrison was first selected for the Black Sticks Women in October 2005 on the back of her performance for Northland in the National Hockey League that year. At the time, she was 16 years old, making her the youngest ever player selected for the Black Sticks Women. She played her first match for the Black Sticks on 31 October 2005, against Australia in Pakuranga, Auckland, as part of the 2005 Oceania Cup and World Cup qualifier.
Born in Palmerston North to Steve and Zanna Harrison, Charlotte spent most of her early life living in Whangarei. She is of Māori descent, and affiliates to the Ngāpuhi iwi. She has two younger sisters: Samantha, who joined Charlotte playing for the Black Sticks Women in 2009, and Anita. Despite Charlotte being two years older and three centimetres (1 in) shorter than her sister Samantha, once the two competed together for the Black Sticks, their similarities in appearance became apparent and were often mistaken for each other by comentators and match officials. This was partially alleviated by Samantha dyeing her hair brown in mid-2010, but within a year reverted to her natural blonde colour.
Harrison attended Whangarei Girls' High School, before later studying beauty therapy at the Auckland University of Technology. As of August 2012, she resides on Auckland's North Shore where she is employed as a beautician.
At club level, Harrison is a member of the Southern Districts Hockey Club, based in Papatoetoe, Auckland. In the National Hockey League, she is a member of the Northland women's team.