Welcome to Vicki Hawkins’ profile page.
Date Of Birth: 12th June 1984
Team/Club: City of Manchester / Cheltenham / Warley Wasps
Position: Centre back
Coach: Martyn Thomas (Cheltenham), Martin Wilkins and Chris Dickinson (Warley Wasps)
Joined senior squad: January 2007
|European Championships||Eindhoven (NED)||2012||7th|
|Four Nations International Invitational||Manchester||2011||BRONZE|
|Hungarian National League||2011||Great Britain||6th|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Being awarded the best defender in a tournament in Russia.
Aspiration: To medal at the Olympics.
Greatest influence: My parents - for driving me everywhere when I was younger. I have also been lucky enough to have some excellent coaches, both past and present.
When did you start playing water polo: When I was 13 with my local club in Halesowen.
Out of the Pool
Studies/Work: I have just finished a PhD in Chemical Engineering and am currently completing a part-time Graduate Diploma in Law.
Other sports: Athletics (High Jump and 800m) and Climbing.
Ultimate relaxation: Spending time with friends.
One thing you can't live without: Hair straighteners.
Tip for the top: Always train to the best of your ability and at the highest level you can.
Life after water polo: I can't imagine not being involved in Water Polo in some capacity and would like to put something back into the sport by coaching and refereeing.
Film: The Usual Suspects, The Departed, Reservoir Dogs
Band/Music: A random mix of old and new - from Eminem to the Arctic Monkeys to Take That.
Food: My Dad's roast dinner.
Hobbies: Climbing, reading and seeing my friends.
Sports team: West Bromwich Albion.
Sportsperson: Jodie Stimpson (GB Triathlete).
Most prized possession: My kittens, Timmy and Tigger.