Sport for Women

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Greatest sporting achievement: Olympic Bronze – London 2012

Greatest achievement off the field: B. Civil Engineering (hons)

Who is your sporting heroine? Layne Beachley

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 24-30 hours. I work full-time as well so I have to fit a lot of things in a day. I am however currently recovering from a shoulder reconstruction (post-Olympics). My training is all modified, and Im actually not allowed to train that much in rehab

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Muscle repair and building, and fatigue repair. My eating is based around what type of training Im doing. As much fresh stuff as possible! Am I have recently moved out of home, so enjoying cooking lots!

What do you love about your sport? The aggression, the speed, the skill and team environment. Absolutely hating my opposition in the water, but being great friends out of the water.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Potentially having more than two referees. There is a lot that goes on in the water, way too much for just two referees to catch…although, that’s the fun part

What motivates you? The last 8 years my motivation has been to get to the Olympics and win a gold medal. Only one part of that goal has been reached, so my motivation now is still that Olympic gold!!

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Yes, I am a civil engineer in the Transport Unit of Aurecon. I am involved with the planning and design of major road and rail infrastructure.

Three words that describe you: Honest, stubborn, comical

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Don’t be scared to get physical with your opponents – this is a contact sport, wit the beauty of most contact being under water – out of the referees eyes

Jane Moran Supports Sport for Women Day

"Fortune favours the brave. I am all about equality – I think if I was alive during the 60s I would be a bra burner!! It makes me sick that men can play sport for a career, yet women still play it as a hobby. Even in my amateur sport of water polo, men and women play professionally in Europe, the women can get by living on their earnings, the men and their families can get by (plus much more) with their earnings."