Sport for Women

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Representing Australia at two Olympic Games. Winning Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Greatest achievement off the field: Completing my Bachelor of Business Management degree

Who is your sporting heroine? My mum, Denise Boyd

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? Approx. 25 hours per week

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I eat a good balanced, healthy diet. I ensure I always eat after training to aid in recovery.

What do you love about your sport? I love the feeling of completing a hard training session. But most of all I love putting all the hard work into practice in big competitions and seeing the hard work pay off with good performances. That feeling of getting a jump right and flying over the bar is like no other!

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Love it just the way it is.

What motivates you? The drive to be the best I can be.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I work part time at John Holland (a large construction company) in their Learning and Development team.

Three words that describe you: Passionate, strong willed and happy

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Be patient. Pole Vault is a very technical event and so it does take time to learn the technique. But also enjoy learning the ins and outs of the event. Whilst it is very technical it is also a lot of fun!

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Alana Boyd Supports Sport for Women Day

There are so many amazingly talented female sports people and it is fantastic that Sport for Women Day can showcase them to the public.