After junior European campaigns in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Hazel Musgrove broke in to the senior squad in time for the European Nations Trophy in Manchester where the British women won gold.
Hazel Musgrove Profile
|Date of Birth||6th February 1989|
Musgrove's performances at the VISA International Test Event earned her a spot on the London 2012 Olympic Games squad where she impressed again at centre back and scored in matches against Spain and Russia.
She moved abroad to further her career after the Olympics, winning the Hungarian National League with ZF Eger then earning praise for her performances at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, which included a hat-trick in GB's opening defeat by Canada.
|European B Nations Trophy||Manchester||2009||GOLD|
|European U20 Championships||Naples||2009||7th|
|European Junior Championships||Chania||2008||7th|
|European Youth Championships||Chania||2007||9th|
|Hungarian League||ZF Eger||2013||GOLD|
|British Championships||City of Liverpool||2010||BRONZE|
|City of Liverpool||2009||SILVER|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Beating teams currently top eight in Europe
Greatest influence: My parents
When did you begin playing water polo: When I was 12-years old.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: Graduated from University of Manchester last year in Psychology but focusing on water polo now
Other sports: Enjoy most sports but don't have enough time to play them
Ultimate relaxation: Reading a good book in bed
One thing you can’t live without: Biscuits
Tip for the top: Work hard but enjoy it
Life after water polo: Finding a job
Films: Loads, the Departed, Anchorman, Bridesmaids, Coyote Ugly, Beauty and the Beast......
Band/Music: Will listen to anything. It eally depends what mood I'm in.
Food: Thai, at the moment, and of course chocolate fudge cake
Drink: Apple juice every now and then
Hobbies: Reading, watching films and box sets, going to the cinemas, baking, shopping....
Sports team: GB Women's Water Polo Squad
Sportsperson: Usain Bolt
Most prized possession: VW camper van painting my friend did for my 18th birthday