His design-focused dad used to give his offspring custom-made sticks when they first learnt the game, now Wales star James Carson is looking to fire Wales to Commonwealth Games glory, writes George Wilson.
The Dragons failed to win a game at Gold Coast 2018 but came close to defeating England and India who they face this year as Carson, part of a family of hockey-playing brothers, seeks revenge.
Since 2018 the side has shot up the rankings, competed in two European championships and qualified for the World Cup next January.
Access all our premium content from as little as 12p per day!
Already a subscriber to our website? Login
What do you think? Join our forum for free and keep the discussion going