dba Ambassadors

AGE: SPORT: Wales Netball

REPRESENTATION:

Wales Senior 2001- Present
Manchester Thunder

SPONSORS/ENDORSMENTS:

BLK
Mizuno
iPro Sports Drinks

Storm says

"Sara is one of those individuals who excels at whatever she puts her mind to. Currently qualifying as a solicitor, she also works as a university lecturer and captains Team Wales. To master all these at such a high level shows exactly how driven and ambitious she is as a person."

"I'm not saying Sara is old at all but she has been playing top flight netball for years! You only have to look at her achievements and goals to see her phenomenal talent and self-motivation. However, what these don't tell you is that she's one of the best defenders in the world of netball. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games her statistics put her in the top 10 defenders of the competition and 3rd overall in Match Play Winners. A few years on and she finished in the top 5 defenders in the world at the 2011 World Championships in Singapore. It is not surprising she is known on court for being physically strong, quick, determined and deceptive. Off court, she may be extremely smart but this doesn't stop her appearing surprisingly goofy at times!"

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS:

England Coach since June 2016
Jamaica Test Series 2016
Quad Series 2016
Manchester Thunder Assistant Coach 2015-16 with Dan Ryan and Karen Greig
Bronze medallists with Manchester Thunders in National Super League 2014-15
Manchester Thunder Defensive Coach with Tracey Neville 2014-2015
Commonwealth Games 2014 Squad
Won Gold at Northern Cup 2014 - Wales Co Captain 2014
Won Netball Super Leage Grand Final with Manchester Thunder 2014
Captaining Wales to European Championship Gold in 2013
Captaining Celtic Dragons to 2013 Netball Super League Grand Final v Team Bath
Won NE Gold - Wales Co Captain 2013
Wales 3rd Highest Capped Player of all time (85 caps)
World Championships 2003, 2007 & 2011
Commonwealth Games 2002 & 2006

FUTURE GOALS:

Vitality Netball Super League 2016/2017 season
Quad Series I. South Africa 2017
Win National Super League with Manchester Thunder
Assistant Coach for England Netball in Common Wealth Games and World Championships

AMBASSADORS INTERVIEW:

WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?

My Nan – she is the strongest woman I know.

WHO'S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER?

Lyn Gunson and Sue Gaudion both taught me how to be better than I ever imaged I could be.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB?

Assistant Coach at Manchester Thunders and PE teacher at Berkhamstead School.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ATHLETE?

Serena Williams.

WHAT IS YOUR PRE-COMPETITION RITUAL?

Listening to Hip Hop with my feet up!

WHICH ACTRESS WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY IN YOUR LIFE FILM?

Beyonce.

WHAT SONG BEST DESCRIBES YOU?

This is Why I’m Hot! (Mimms)

WHAT 5 THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.

Music, Haribo, my loved ones, MacBook Air and champagne.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WEREN'T PLAYING NETBALL?

I'd have qualified as a Solicitor ages ago! Ha!

WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR SUCCESS?

A willingness to get back up every time you fall down… no matter what.

WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA? 

Throw me to the wolves… and I will return leading the pack!

WHAT LESSON DO YOU REFUSE TO LEARN?

That you can't have it all.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST QUALITY?

Forgiving.