Sport for Women

Teneal Attard

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Horse Racing
Location: Australia

Born in Mackay, Queensland, Teneal Attard had been playing for her state since 2001. Attard, a striker, made her Australian debut at the age of 19 in 2004. She was selected in her first Olympic team in 2008. The Hockeyroos finished fifth in their 2008 Beijing campaign.

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Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Playing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Greatest achievement off the field: Completing my university degree – Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science).

Who is your sporting heroine? Layne Beachley

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? About 20 hours per week

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? High in protein and lots of fruit and vegetables – not overly strict, but am careful to ensure I have the right fuel for training and competition.

What do you love about your sport? The team environment and the challenge of continually improving and pushing each other to be the best. Plus we get to travel the world with some amazing people.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? To have a higher profile – games to be televised and an increase in participation from grass roots to elite level.

What motivates you? The desire to be the best in the world.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Currently full time training, but I have a sports science degree and am looking to open my own café/small bar in the near future to help keep me busy. 

Three words that describe you: Determined, passionate and organised. 

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Do it! It is a lot of fun and you will make some great mates. Play hard and be determined to succeed.

Teneal Attard Supports Sport for Women Day

"I am a strong believer in what the Sport for Women are trying to achieve - we train and play just as hard as the boys."