Name: Leah Murphy

Role: Lower North Island / Upper South Island

Why you are involved in the Masters Advisory Group?

I want to make a difference and I am passionate about keeping masters age people fit and healthy and getting players who may have stopped playing back involved.


Nickname: I don’t have one…. that I know about anyway

Town You Grew Up In:  Upper Hutt, Wellington

Where you currently live: Upper Hutt, Wellington

Occupation:   Legal Executive

Which Hockey team do you support:  Argentina – they are always so passionate and are hard not to watch.  I also love watching the Dutch teams they are so fast and can turn defence into attack so quickly

Sporting High: I have a couple – winning a bronze medal at the World Cup in Canberra and winning a gold medal in the 35s masters tournament in Auckland in extra time

Sporting Low: Losing a Trans Tasman gold medal in Whangarei 

Age you first got involved in Hockey: 6 – I started out playing cricket and embarrassed my dad, so mum took me to hockey

Most Influential person: Sir Alex Ferguson

Hobbies: I love exercising and trail running – are they hobbies?

Favourite TV Show: Would have to be Suits – its so glam and so unlike law firms

Favourite Food: Would have to involve Venison

Favourite Music: I love old school tunes, something with a good beat – I’m terrible at singing but I’ll give anything a crack 😊