Seven of Moreton Hall's top athletes were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel down to the Girls Go Gold Sporting conference at Wimbledon Girls High School. The day was all about empowering and inspiring up and coming athletes to become the best they can be. A range of leading Olympic athletes and professional sports men and women attended.
After a very early start, we arrived in Wimbledon and we were all very excited to see what the day had in store for us. Georgie, Coco and I were shown to the hockey pitch for a session with Crista Cullen. She was encouraging us to try the more difficult skills which built my confidence. My favourite part of the session was being taught how to drag flick (a very refined skill)!
Throughout the day we went to many different sessions, including tennis, netball and cricket. One of the most important ones, to me, was the sport psychology lecture by Mark Keep. He explained the ins and outs of becoming the best athlete and how it's not just about your skill. You need mental strength; the ability to bounce back and take a loss in your stride. No athlete succeeds in getting to the top without a hard journey.
Overall, we had an amazing time and we are all so grateful to have been given such an amazing opportunity. We look forward to putting all the techniques and skills we learnt into our game play!