Further Personal Information
||Sport Studies - Liverpool John Moores University: England
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She first played hockey at age 10 at the Arden Hockey Club in England.
|Why this sport?
||She got injured while playing football and took up hockey because her mother's friend suggested she may be good at it.
|Club / Team
||Wakefield Hockey Club: England
|Name of coach
||Jason Lee [national]
|Coach from which country?
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||One Trap (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 12 Sep 2007)
||Football, music, sports. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
|Most influential person in career
||Her grandfather, and her parents. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011, 24 Jul 2009)
|Hero / Idol
||British middle-distance runner Kelly Holmes. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
||She damaged ankle ligaments at the 2013 EuroHockey Championships in Boom, Belgium. (wakefieldexpress.co.uk, 16 Nov 2013)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She always puts her right shoe on first. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"If you fail to prepare, be prepared to fail." (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
||She played football for Aston Villa Ladies in the Women's Premier League. "For a while I played both sports. But then I got injured and when I was fit again I just concentrated on hockey and stuck with it ever since." (eurohockeymanchester2007.com, 12 Sep 2007)
||Her grandfather played football for Wolverhampton Wanderers in England. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
She is player-coach of her club Wakefield Ladies. (wakefieldexpress.co.uk, 16 Nov 2013)
PLAYING IN GOAL
She was forced to play in goal in a match against the Netherlands at the 2009 EuroHockey Championships, when regular England goalkeeper Beth Storry dislocated her shoulder midway through the game. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jun 2013)
DROPPED FROM ENGLAND TEAM
She was dropped from the England squad for friendlies against the Netherlands in 2006 after playing for her club Bowdon Hightown against medical advice, which contravened her Great Britain contract. (Manchester Evening News, 21 Aug 2007)