I have an incredibly competitive nature, meaning that I will always work my hardest to be the best that I can be. I started playing hockey at 9 years old, moving to a new school where everyone had already been playing hockey for years and a new house, right next door to a hockey club. Playing with girls who already knew what they were doing would demoralise some but, for me, only made me want to be better. I worked hard to catch up to these girls' standards, being a regular A-team player by the end of the year. It is this hardworking and diligent behaviour that I bring with me to every training session and school lesson. I have an academic scholarship and a double sports scholarship to Worth School, giving me the opportunity to also push myself intellectually and scoring top grades in exams.
When it comes to playing, I believe that I have the ability to get my head down, focus on the game and sticking to the principles instead of getting caught in the hype around me. My competitive nature and diligence mean that I will always work hard to win the ball back and make yards for my team when things don’t go to plan.
Playing hockey in a competitive environment will push me to play at the very best I can as being surrounded with some of the best coaches and players will inspire me. I like the idea of being a part of a team that works together to achieve great things, whilst also being able to balance my time and achieve academically as well. The opportunity to play a sport I love every day is also an opportunity that I could never give up.
Being in a completely new environment with new people means I would like to improve my confidence and social skills. I also want to make the most out of every training session by improving and learning new skills, making me the best hockey player I can be.