After appearing as one of the youngest players at the 2004 European Junior Championships in Italy, Aine Hoy broke through into the senior set-up the following year.
Aine Hoy Profile
|Date of Birth||16th October 1987|
|Team/Club||Olympic Nice Natation (FRA)|
|Position||Right Driver / Winger|
Following a two-year absence, Hoy returned to the British set-up in late 2008 and competed internationally in Portugal and Russia during 2009.
She played in World League qualifiers in 2010 and 2011 before competing in front of a home crowd at the 2011 Four Nations tournament in Manchester and the 2012 Olympic Test event in London.
After a successful domestic season with French club Olympic Nice Natation, Hoy was selected for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona where she played in every game for the Brits.
|European Youth Championships||Porto||2005||9th|
|European Junior Championships||Bari||2004||9th|
|French N1 League||Olympic Nice Natation||2014||SILVER|
|Olympic Nice Natation||2013||GOLD|
|British Championships||City of Manchester||2012||GOLD|
|Hungarian League||Great Britain||2011||6th|
|British Championships||City of Manchester||2010||GOLD|
|City of Manchester||2009||GOLD|
|City of Manchester||2008||GOLD|
|City of Manchester||2007||BRONZE|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Playing in the FINA World League
Greatest influence: My family
When did you start playing Water Polo: When I was about 13 years old.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: Criminology & Cultural Studies BSc
Ultimate relaxation: A relaxing night in with the boyfriend
One thing you can’t live without: Sleep
Tip for the top: Enjoy it! Train hard!
Life after water polo: I’d like to get a job and have my own family one day.
Films: Remember the Titans, Stardust, Fight Club...
Band/Music: All things good: Paul Weller, Adele, Chase & Status, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Eminem
Drink: A nice brew
Hobbies: Watching films, Going to watch live music
Sports team: My local team: United
Sportsperson: Manny Pacquiao
Most prized possession: My Family – is that a possession?