MERCHANT Becky < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Scotland   
Gender Women
Born 29 Jun 1987
Height1.78 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Edinburgh, SCO
Occupation Student
Higher education Neurological Science - University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh, SCO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? "Started playing when I was 9. Inspired to play at school, Jon Royce encouraged me to play. Watching the Olympics, especially Sydney 2000 inspired me to play for my country."
Club / Team Bonagrass Grove: Dundee, SCO
Name of coach Charlotte Jones, Murray Carnie
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Sydney in 2007.
(bonagrassgrove.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives Her brother Tom represented Scotland at U18 and U21 level in hockey.
(cgcs.org.uk, 15 Sep 2010)
Other information COACHING
Becky has been coaching for the past four years with a varied coaching history. She spent two seasons coaching the U13/14 girls at Surbiton hockey club, she was assistant coach for the Kingston Grammar school U13 girl’s team winning a silver medal at the National Championships in 2004. Since living in Scotland, she has coached at George Watsons College, coaching the primary fours to sevens (aged seven to ten), the 3rd and 4th XI and regularly umpiring for the 1st XI. Becky also coached for Edinburgh council with the active schools program coaching at primary schools across Edinburgh.
(skoolsports.org, 15 Sep 2010)