Sport for Women

Q & A

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be?  Definitely more media coverage. Hockey is a very fast and entertaining game with some of the world’s best players playing right here in Australia. The Hockeyroos have had a sustained period of success for over a decade now so hopefully we can receive more recognition in the future!

What motivates you? It doesn’t take a lot to motivate me - Just saying the word “Olympics” is often enough!

I am very competitive by nature and every training session I want to be better than the one before. I believe you “train how you play” so I try and exhaust myself each and every session. 

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I am a student and one day would like to be a primary school teacher or a youth worker in the community.

Three words that describe you: Confident, Tenacious, and Respectful

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Don’t forget your shin pads and mouth guard; and make sure you have lots of fun!

Marnie Hudson in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Debuting for the Hockeyroos in 2011 against Argentina in front of a crowd of thousands.

Greatest achievement off the field: Completing year 12 and working with The Queensland Government visiting rural communities and various Island communities all throughout Queensland promoting healthy active lifestyles.

Who is your sporting heroine? Stephanie Gilmore – Surfing: Such a fantastic athlete who has achieved so much for her sport including multiple world championships and becoming an icon for female athletes at such a young age. 

Madonna Blyth - Hockeyroos Captain: I love the way she leads our team with such grace and composure. 

How many hours per week do you train/exercise? We have 4 team skills sessions, 2 individual skill sessions, 3 gym sessions and we are constantly reviewing footage of trainings and games. Which is around 20 hours all together.

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables each week. I enjoy a range of different pasta’s to keep my carbohydrates up for playing and long hard training sessions.

It’s important to have a good balance of high energy and protein type foods but occasionally I like to treat myself with some chocolate at the end of the week! 

What do you love about your sport? I love how Hockey is such a family orientated sport, I’ve been fortunate enough to have played with my Mum as well as my Sister! Hockey is such a competitive sport but I’ve made so many lifelong friends along the way.

Marnie Hudson on Twitter

Marnie Hudson Supports Sport for Women Day

I support Sport for Women Day because it’s a fantastic way to showcase the incredible female sporting talent we have in Australia. Sport for Women Day is important because it promotes female participation in sport while maintaining a fun, healthy and active lifestyle!