MacRobertson Shield 2017

Aiken Hakes

Wellington, New Zealand

Aiken Hakes Portrait

Aiken was born in 1988 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand he currently resides and plays his croquet in Wellington NZ where he is working in Asset management as a Works Planner. He started playing croquet at the age of 11 at the Masterton Croquet Club and now is a member of the best little croquet club in the world (Wellington Municipal Croquet Club).

Aiken is the current NZ Champion both in the singles and in the doubles he is also the current NZ Men’s Champion after recently defending his title. All three titles were won post team selection and he hopes to carry the recent form through to his debut at the 2017 MacRobertson Shield.  He is very much looking forward to being part of the New Zealand team and is excited for the challenge of defending the shield for his country.