Date of birth
Strengths to game
Long arms apparently! I’m most happy being back in the circle with my other defender working as a team to keep the ball out of the circle.
Weaknesses to game
I’m not as flexible as other players in my playing positions. How I position myself in defence doesn’t lend itself to being out at WD.
Best game played in
I think it was Welsh Schools and Colleges Tournament when I was 16, down in Cardiff. We made it to the final, where we won in a really hard fought match, and I was awarded Player of the Tournament. I remember vividly chasing after a lost ball, I fought really hard all game, and sometimes remember that moment when I play now to try and put a bit more effort in.
Best player you have played with
Nicola Jasieniecka has become my favourite ever person to play with these past few years. She always works so hard and her energy rubs off on me! Down the other end Lauren McCormack is amazing, she is always there when you turn to pass from defence, and her movement around the court is so effortless she makes it look so easy! I can’t not mention Sophie Cocking, I think every appreciates the brilliant player that she is.
I haven’t spent enough time watching Superleague/international netball, something I keep planning to do. Locally I have looked up to Karen Roberts from playing with her in county, she has a fantastic game-reading ability.
Other sports you play
No other sports, but I go to fitness classes with ‘Bobbie Be Fit’
Ambitions in netball
My ambition now would be to take a double title: North West and North East Leagues! It isn’t on the cards this season…we will try again next year!
Spending time with my dog (daughter!) Phoebe
Best country visited
Italy (Rome) was the most amazing place, but I had my best holiday in Mexico.
How often do you use a gym
I go to 4-7 gym classes a week, I never use a gym itself, I’m not self motivated in a gym.
Favourite season of the year
What car do you drive
Chinese (Nikki Ips to be specific) and Popcorn!
Best musical artist/band
Florence and the Machine