Further Personal Information
||Perth, WA, AUS
||Athlete, Occupational Therapist, Public Speaker
||Occupational Therapy - Curtin University: Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began playing hockey at age five in Wagin, WA, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||Her father, aunt, brothers and cousins all played hockey.
|Club / Team
||Western Australia Diamonds: Australia
|Name of coach
||Jason Butcher [club], AUS; Adam Commens [national], AUS
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Trash, Nelso, Captain Flash, Ash (hockey.org.au, 20 Jan 2012; olympics.com.au, 22 Dec 2011)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Making her Hockeyroos debut in 2007, scoring in the final at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, and representing Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (ipar.com.au, 15 Mar 2013)
|Most influential person in career
||Her family. (hockey.org.au, 31 Oct 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian wheelchair athlete Louise Savage. (Athlete, 21 July 2009)
||She needed a 12-month break from the sport in 2006 after undergoing a knee reconstruction. She returned to action in early 2007. (foxsports.com.au, 06 Jul 2007)
She tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee in 2004. (hockey.org.au, 31 Oct 2010)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She dances to music before a game. (hockey.org.au, 20 Jan 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Nothing that's worth doing comes easy. You need to be persistent and determined." (busseltonmail.com.au, 19 Oct 2011)
|Awards and honours
||She was the leading goalscorer in the 2011 Australian Hockey League [AHL] season. (hockey.org.au, 23 Mar 2012)
She entered the Miss Western Australia competition in 2011. (hockey.org.au, 01 Nov 2010)