Sport for Women

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Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Winning the 2011 Australian Hockey League National Championships with the Southern Suns or competing with the Hockeyroos in the 2011 Oceania Cup

Greatest achievement off the field: Completing my Honours in Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Science)

Who is your sporting heroine? Anna Meares and Sally Pearson – They bring such passion, perseverance and fight to their respective sports

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? We train up to 20-25 hours a week, which includes, competitive and individual drills, specialist skills, conditioning, strength work, rehab and tactical sessions (otherwise known as hockey school)

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I try and have protein in every meal for muscle strength and recovery and enough carbohydrates, vegetables and salads to make sure my body has enough energy to perform at my best in every session a take part in. Water is also really important to maintain hydration.

What do you love about your sport? I love the team environment, where you can stay fit and healthy whilst hanging with your best friends. Hockey also allows me to compete for my country and keeps me fit and healthy

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? The media profile of the sport. All the girls train their heart out to represent their state and country and all have fascinating stories of courage, commitment and beating the odds.

What motivates you? To constantly push myself to be the best athlete I can be. I love the feeling after completing a physically taxing session, knowing you have pushed yourself to your limits and come out the other side a stronger hockey player. Especially when you can do it with a group of girls all doing the same thing.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I have six months left of a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Science, which will allow me to work as an Exercise Physiologist.

Three words that describe you: Bubbly, competitive, determined

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? A sport like hockey is good for the body, mind and soul. It allows you to get your blood pumping, releases any stress in your life and allows you to build life long friendships. Check out to find a club near you.

Holly Evans Supports Sport for Women Day

"Sport empowers women to be strong, determined, fit and healthy and it deserves more recognition in the public eye."