Further Personal Information
||Medical Biology - Leeds University: England
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up hockey at age 10.
|Why this sport?
||Her best friend played hockey and introduced her to the sport.
|Club / Team
|Name of coach
||Danny Kerry [national], GBR
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Leona (Athlete, 07 Aug 2009)
||Cooking. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 14 Jun 2014)
|Hero / Idol
||Great Britain heptathlete Denise Lewis. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 14 Jun 2014)
||During England's final match of the tournament, against Belgium, at the 2014 World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands, she injured both the anterior cruciate [ACL] and medial collateral [MCL] ligaments in her left knee. The injury required a full reconstruction, and during her rehabilitation, she sustained a stress fracture. In total she missed 11 months through injury. (express.co.uk, 23 Jun 2014; gloucestershireecho.co.uk, 25 Aug 2015; sloughobserver.co.uk, 19 Nov 2015)
She broke a bone in her left hand four minutes into her England indoor debut against Scotland in December 2007. Nine months later, she broke the same bone on her outdoor debut for England against Germany. (Athlete, 07 Aug 2009)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||"If I straighten my hair for a game we will lose." (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 14 Jun 2014)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Big results require big ambitions." (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 14 Jun 2014
Following the 2012 Olympic Games in London she took a break from the sport, and returned in 2013. (maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk, 18 Nov 2013)
She has a master's degree in nutrition from King's College in London, England. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 14 Jun 2014)