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Name:                                                           Colin PocockArg

Nick Name:                                                 Cowboy or Gandalf

Birth Date:                                                  11 June 1972

Height:                                                         1m95 (and shrinking)

Standing Reach:                                         2m50 (Jump Reach – 3m30)

Preferred Side:                                            Left

Blocker/Back Court:                                  Both


Indoor Volleyball

1990                       Started Playing

1990                       School’s Provincial Team

1990 – 2003           Men’s Provincial Teams

SA National Team – Blocker

Winner – Zone 6 All African Games Qualifier Botswana

1995                      Winner – Zone 6 All African Games Qualifier Zimbabwe

Awarded best blocker in Zone 6

1999                      4th at the All African Games, South Africa

2000                     Winner of the Belgium / SA Series, South Africa


Beach Volleyball

1991                       Started Playing & Rookie of the year

Participated in the World Series, Durban

Voted “best blocker” & “most improved player”

Winner of “King of the Beach” (incl 4 x Internationals)

2000 – 2005           Individual ranking of number 1 in SA

2004                      17th at the FIVB World Series in Cape Town

World ranking of 43rd

1st beach volleyball team ever from Africa at Olympics

9th at the Athens Olympic Games

2nd overall in the New Zealand Series

1997 – 2006           28 x National Tournament wins

1997 – 2006           4 x International Tournament wins

2015                       Currently ranked 1st with partner Casey Augoustides

Previous Partners

Andrew Pocock

Brett Goslett

Nathan Davenhill

Dave Hodge

James Wyper

Sean Heyes

Dominic Golaith

Ryan Wentzel

Current Partner

Casey Augoustides

Personal Facts

Marital Status                                        Married to Kirsten Smit, previous SA number 1 Beach Ladies Player

Kids                                                       3 (Saskia – 18 & Zeevah – 6 years & Keelah – 3 months)

Occupation:                                          Owner of Pococks Action Beach Volleyball (Pty) Ltd

Inspirational Player                              Mike Dodd – “I only have so many jumps left in me, why waste them on warm-ups!”

Best Achievement                                 9th at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games

Winning the King of the beach in 1999 & beating Portugal at the Olympic Games to go through to the knockout stages.

Not for me but i would like to see my wife playing in a World Series Tournament

Sponsors:                                             Pococks ABV, Geness Foundation, Puma

Interesting Facts

Favourite Food:                                    All Bran Cereal

Favourite Drink:                                    Coke, Milk & oh yes, Coke

Favourite Movies:                                 Tombstone, Seven

The Matrix and The Bourne series

Favourite Music Artists:                        Joan Armatrading, Jack Johnson & U2

Lucky Number:                                      12, my number for indoor volleyball