Born in Barcelona to British parents, Ciara Gibson-Byrne has been a mainstay of the British team since making her debut as a 17-year old in 2010.
Ciara Gibson-Byrne Profile
|Date of Birth||3rd December 1992|
|Team/Club||CN Mataro (ESP)|
It was at her debut Europeans where Gibson-Byrne underlined her class, scoring in every game to finish joint top British scorer on seven.
She has gone from strength to strength since then, bagging five goals as one of the stars of GB’s London 2012 Olympic team then scoring nine goals from four games at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.
|Spanish Division De Honor||CN Mataro||2014||SILVER|
|Hungarian League||Great Britain||2011||6th|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Being elected best cadete player (under-16) in Spain.
Aspiration: To fulfil my potential as a sportswoman and as a person.
Greatest influence: My previous coaches Vicenç Tarrés and Jordi Valls.
When did you start playing Water Polo: In 2003 at the age of 11.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: Did a Spanish Baccalaureate and now doing a Diploma in Sport.
Other sports: Volleyball and football.
Ultimate relaxation: A day at the spa.
Tip for the top: Work hard and learn from your mistakes.
Life after water polo: Work in something I love as much.
Films: The Hours
Sports team: F. C. Barcelona
Sportsperson: Lionel Messi
Most prized possession: My Blackberry