Katie Hesketh is another to have made the step up to the British senior team from the succesful international age group squads between 2010 and 2012.
Katie Hesketh Profile
|Date of Birth||18th May 1994|
|Team/Club||City of Liverpool / Lancaster|
She was named MVP of the Olympic Hopes junior tournament in Prague then finished fourth top goalscorer as she captained the Brits to ninth at the European Juniors in Spain.
Hesketh's 10 goals helped the Brits to another seventh place finish at the 2012 European Under 19 Championships in Russia before she starred again at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Greece, finding the net in six out of seven matches as her 13 goals helped the team to the quarter finals and eventually an eighth place finish.
|World Junior Championships||Volos||2013||8th|
|European Under 19 Championships||Chelyabinsk||2012||7th|
|European Junior Championships||Madrid||2011||9th|
|British Championships||City of Liverpool||2014||GOLD|
|City of Liverpool||2013||SILVER|
|City of Liverpool||2012||4th|
|City of Liverpool||2011||SILVER|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Being top goal scorer for GB at the Junior World Championships
Aspiration: To go to Rio in 2016
Who has been the greatest influence on you: Ron Winn and Gordon Dacre
When did you start playing polo: When I was eight.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: At university at LJMU studying Sports and Exercise Science
Other sports: Swimming and Netball
Ultimate relaxation: SLEEP!
One thing you can’t live without: My laptop
Tips for the top: Never give up if you enjoy it and put 100% effort in.
Life after water polo: Hopefully have a job in sport still, a sports nutritionist perhaps.
Film: Such a hard question because I’m such a film buff! Remember the Titans is up there though! Along with any Disney film!
Band/music: Cheesy music, 90s songs are always on my ipod! UK top 40.
Food: Hardest question ever, I love food! I’ll have to say any type of fish.
Drink: Fizzy water
Hobbies: Water polo (obviously), netball, reading, watching tv, baking
Sports team: Liverpool FC
Sportsperson: David Beckham