dba Ambassadors

AGE: SPORT: HOCKEY

REPRESENTATION:

Current Senior Internationals:
Lily Owsley - GB & England - Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist
Rebecca Condie - Scotland
Xenna Hughes – Wales & GB (U23) Development

Current GB & England U23/Development Squad:
Anna Toman
Emily Defroand
Olivia Chilton
Hannah Martin
Rebecca Van Berkel
Emma Trunks
Livy Paige
Lydia Clissett

UOBHC Alumni: GB & England Senior Internationals:
Susie Gilbert
Sophie Bray - Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist
Sarah Haycroft
Holly Payne

Former Wales Senior Internationalists:
Tina Evans
Alys Brooks
Maggs Rees
Hannah Richardson
Elin Thomas
Laura Sugar

Shortlisted for World Player of the Year 2009:
Susie Gilbert

Shortlist for World Talent of the Year 2013:
Lily Owsley

Winners of the John Higgins UK Sport Athlete of the Year
Sophie Bray
Sarah Haycroft
Alice Sharp

SPONSORS/ENDORSMENTS:

Storm says

'Find me any university sports team that is more successful than UOBHC. Their achievements, both on the university front and international representation, say it all. UOBHC is the only university side that plays in the Premiership and quite simply, it was an absolute no brainer for DBA to partner with such a talented group of girls, students and athletes.

I'v always been involved with team sports so I cannot wait to go and support the team at their Wednesday BUCS games and weekend league matches. However, i'll definitely have to be a neutral supporter when they play Holcombe in the league as our other fantastic hockey ambassador, Maddie Hinch, is Holcombe's GK!

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS:

League History
2015-2016 - 3rd in Investec Nnational Premiership
2014-2015 - 6th in Investec National Premiership
2012-2014 - 8th in Investec National Premiership
2008-2009 - Promoted to Investec National Premiership

BUCS History
2015-2016 - BUCS League & KO Champions
2014-2015 - BUCS League & KO Champions
2013-2014 - BUCS League & KO Champions
2012-2013 - BUCS League & KO Runners Up
2009-2011 - BUSA League & KO Champions

Indoor Hockey
2015-2016 - 4th in National Premier Division




FUTURE GOALS:

To maintain the reputation of being the most successful university hockey club in the country.
A top 4 finish in both the Outdoor and Indoor English Hockey Leagues.
Back-to-back undefeated BUCS League and KO Championship titles.

AMBASSADORS INTERVIEW:

Who’s had the biggest influence on your career?

Our coach, Phil Gooderham. This season marked his 10th season with the UOBHC Ladies 1st XI. His professionalism and dedication to the University is inspiring, as well as being a father-like figure to those who have passed through his wings.

What is your current job?

We have a great balance of students and alumni within the team. The majority of students typically come from a Sport Science or Sports Coaching background, but we do have some studying Medicine, Physio, Business & Finance etc. On the other hand, our alumni currently work in either recruitment, coaching or for the NHS.

 What is your pre-competition ritual?

Eat far too many sweeties!

What song that best describes your team?

Chase & Status – I’m alive.

What’s the most important factor for success?

“All the talent in the world, won’t get you anywhere without your teammates”.

Your mantra of the moment?.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.