Meet The Ambassadors - Meet Roisin
Welcome to the third installment in our Meet The Ambassador series. Each ambassador brings their own qualities to our team, many selflessly give up their time to give back to hockey, something that is close to our hearts.
We thought it would be great for you to see behind the scenes and get to know them a little better. We've given each ambassador 15 quirky questions and asked them to pick their 5 favourite and entertain us with their answers...
Meet Roisin. We've watched Roisin grow into a fantastic young goalkeeper, initally an outfield player in the badgers; now a formidable GK who has played in the Futures Cup for the Mercian Marauders and experienced her first NAGs trials this year. She's 1st team keeper at North Staffs HC and lives and breathes life on the astro! Roisin is an integral part of our hockey family and you might even recognise her from our website! Here are her responses to our quirky questions...
Name : Roisin
Club : North Stafford HC
Stick : R95 - I absolutely adore the stick because of how light it feels in my hand, making dives so much easier because I have the control with it.
If you could have one magical power, what would it be? : Most definitely it would be the ability to fly!
What is your favourite film? : My favourite film has to be Toy Story.
Tell us a random fact about yourself : Well, my most random fact is that I initially didn't want to be a hockey goalkeeper! I'd smelt the kit of a few goalies and didn't want to wear the stinky kit! 😂
What food do you dislike and why? : Ohh I MASSIVELY dislike eggs! The texture is so weird and the smell is awful...I've never actually had one, I just refuse, but I know they would be tragic!
Do you have a nickname, if so what is it and where did it come from? : My nickname is 'Bean'. My brothers came up with it, I'm not sure why they call me 'Bean' but it's the only thing they call me!
Current challenge : I am running a mile every hour for 24 hours on the 31st March 2021 to raise awareness of Alzheimer's. It's a cause very close to my heart as my Grandad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he's 90 years old but was a runner back in his day. I want to make him proud but also raise money and awareness to help find a cure for this terrible disease.
If you would like to contribute to this really good cause and help Roisin raise funds then you can donate to Roisin's Just Giving page here:
What a really good cause Roisin, we know you will smash it. We are proud of our ambassadors and when they take on challenges we try to support them however we can.
What a tragedy it would have been if Roisin had not taken the nose blind leap to become a talented hockey goalie! Thank goodness Roisin's mum has found a way to stop the goalie kit from being so smelly!
Up next week .... Meet Oliver