Darren Wakeling

Lee Valley Lions Player Profile

Darren Wakeling – Forward

Full Name: Darren Wakeling

Date of Birth: 04/05/77

Place of Birth: Chelmsford, Essex

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 15st 3lb

Colour of Eyes: Brown

Shoe Size: 10

Nickname(s): Dazza, Daisy

First Job: Locksmith

Family/Marital Status: Fiancée Nikki, daughter Ellie

Current Home: Wickford, Essex

Pets: None, but want a dog!

Favourite Food: Sunday roast or any pasta dish

Favourite chocolate/sweets: Chocolate raisins

Worst Food: Fish

Favourite Drink: Water, lager (Michelob) and dark rum

Hobbies: Football

Favourite room in the house and why: Bathroom: great place to relax and think on your own or even better with the one you love!

Favourite TV programmes: Malcolm in the Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond

TV switch-off: Any reality programmes with D-list celebs

Favourite film: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Favourite music/band: All music, Foo Fighters and Athlete

Last CD you bought: Foo Fighters – In Your Honour

First record/CD you ever bought: Can’t remember

Most admired female: My mum and fiancée Nikki

Best thing that’s ever happened to you: Getting into hockey at the age of 18 (late starter), having my daughter born and meeting my fiancée, Nikki

Former clubs: Chelmsford Chargers

Favourite hockey player: Steve Yzerman

Favourite rink: Guildford

Worst rink: Gosport

Best ever game: Whilst playing Rec, scoring 8+6 and winning against an ED1 Swindon team with two lines

Worst ever game: Too many to single out

Worst injury: Puck in eye, ten stitches

Favourite shirt number: 26

Best thing about hockey: The speed, being part of a team

Worst thing about hockey: Price of kit!

Which other sportsman would you most like to be? Michael Owen… a true professional

If someone gave you £100,000 tomorrow what would you do with it? Buy some new skates and put the rest towards the mortgage

If you were on Mastermind what would your specialist subject be? Snoopy or West Ham United Football Club… c’mon you irons…