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Full Name: Gemma Flynn
Nick Name: Gem
Date of Birth: 2nd May 1990
Place of Birth: Tauranga, New Zealand
Height: 5 ft 6 inches (1.68 m)
Playing Position: Forward
Jersey Number: 22
Professional Career of Gemma Flynn
Gemma Flynn is a New Zealand female field Hockey player. She participates for the New Zealand women’s National Field Hockey Team, which is fondly called Black Sticks Women. She made her debut for the Black Sticks Women sine 2008. She was part of the team for the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics and also the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games as well. Gemma Flynn was part of the New Zealand Women’s Hockey Team, which won the Silver Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the Bronze Medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
She was also part of the Bronze medal-winning team at the 2011 Hockey Champions Trophy in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. In 2009, just after a year with the team, she also became part of the New Zealand Champions Challenge winning team in Cape Town, South Africa.
Personal Life of Gemma Flynn
Gemma Flynn was born in Tauranga and is the youngest child of Rob and Michelle Flynn. She studied at the Tauranga Intermediate School and then at Tauranga Girl’s College. Since January 2013, Gemma Flynn has been studying sports science at Massey University on Auckland’s North Shore. Gemma Flynn has been playing field hockey since she was just 5 years old.
She considers her debut for the Black Sticks Women as the highest point of her professional career. She has sacrificed her friends, holidays, and early morning to become a professional field hockey player. As per Gemma Flynn, Di Weavers and her Mother are the most influential people in her life. Gemma Flynn admires Christian Cullen, Irene Van Dyk, and Brittany Walker as sportspersons.
Up and Go, Pasta, Nectarines, and Chicken Wraps are the favorite foods for Gemma Flynn. She dislikes negative and arrogant people. She always believes in trying her best in the training and in the games and remaining competitive and enjoying herself always.
Gemma Flynn’s name has been associated with the New Zealand All Blacks captain Richie McCaw these days. The New Zealand media are saying that they are having an affair, but none of them have admitted this on their own.
In 2013 it was reported that Flynn was dating All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. She moved to Christchurch in 2014 to be with him, got engaged to him in early 2016, and married him on 14 January 2017.] They have a daughter Charlotte (born in December 2018).
Alongside Luuka Jones, Kane Williamson, Ria Hall, and Tiki Taane, Gemma McCaw is one of the celebrities behind the Bay of penalty’s No Place Like Home tourist campaign launched on 25 January 2016. In October 2016 she became an ambassador for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
- Bay of Plenty Tourism
- Good health: a turmeric “sports complex”
Awards & Achievements
- 190 games for Black Sticks
- New Zealand representative at two Olympics – Beijing 2008 and London 2012
- Member of the gold medallist team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.