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Player Profile: Samantha Dempster

How did you get into Hockey?

I got into hockey when I was in primary school. It was the sport I was most interested in and one I really enjoyed. I joined my first club when I was about 7 and have stuck with hockey ever since.

 

What is your most memorable moment in hockey?

When we won our varsity hockey match two years in a row and having the pleasure to play! Also the team getting promoted to Prem was an amazing achievement as it was the highest Sussex womens hockey has been.

 

As a woman, what do you feel like you get from hockey?

I love how much of a team sport it is. I guess with any sport, its a great feeling to be able to work together to win and progress.

 

What would you say to a woman who was thinking about joining hockey?

Joining a team, especially at uni, was the best thing I could have done. Its a sport where you can pick up skills and develop them quickly, as well as meeting so many new people.

 

This week is "This Sussex Girl Can Week" where we are celebrating women in sports with a number of different events and activities on campus. To find out more, visit the Sussexsport website.

 

For more information about playing Hockey with the University of Sussex, visit their mini-site here. 

 

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