Devon Girls Can Ambassador
“Smile and go that extra mile”
I am 40 years young and love sports, especially team sports getting out and meeting people having fun whilst getting fit. I have played netball since school and love the team spirit.
I am on the committee for Plymouth District Netball League and my role as a welfare officer enables me to resolve issues and keep people positive in the sport they love. I enjoy running and have organised a running group ‘Run It Off’ with a few friends to get them out and setting themselves personal challenges. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with MS and it has made me more determined to keep fit and get others involved to maintain a good standard of healthy living. I have found new sports whilst raising money and awareness for the MS Society.
Recently taking part in a mixed netball/basketball from UTB (Unite Through Basketball) tournament raising over £2000 and getting women and men from all different walks of life having fun whilst getting fit.
My recent venture is getting 15 women in my work place to take part in the Big Pinch; a 10 week plan of competing against others to loose the most pounds collectively as a team. We will be taking part in classes and motivating each other to get that trophy!
Who Inspires You? My husband and 2 sons. I want to keep healthy and be around to keep them in check for many years.
Why Did You Want To Get Involved In This Girl Can? I am very passionate about getting women involved in team sports to create a new life that doesn’t involve work or family. Just me time, time to relax, sweat and have a laugh.