Me and my sport: Profiling Borders ASP Athletes

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Name: Morven Cawthorn

Age: 15

Home Town: Ashkirk

Sport: Hockey

Position/Discipline: Right Defence/Right Midfield

Club/Team(s): Fjordhus Reivers/Scotland U16 Girls

Coach(es): Katie Dun, Janet Jack, Bill Robson

Your own best moment in sport so far?: Winning 7-1 against Wales at the 2013 Sainsbury’s school games in Sheffield and being awarded with a silver medal as a result.

Aims for the next 12 months?: To be selected for all the international matches that will be coming up this season and to play well if I do.

Who in your sport has inspired you most and why?: Sarah Robertson and Emily Newlands both inspire me as they are from the same school as me and have both worked hard to make their way up through the different age groups of Scottish Hockey, so I hope to do this too.

Fav TV sporting moment of all time: Super Saturday at the London 2012 Olympics when Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah all won gold in the space of 46 minutes.

Best thing about your sport?: Having a laugh with the new friends I have made and winning international matches are the best things.

Fav piece of kit/equipment?: My hockey shoes are probably my favourite at the moment as they are really comfy and are providing inspiration for the design of my own pair in Art and Design at school.

If you had the chance to change one thing in your sport, what?: Have training closer to home because the early starts are really annoying!

Venue at which you most aspire to compete: I have been lucky enough to have already played on the 2014 Commonwealth Games pitch and the famous smurf turf of the 2012 Olympic pitch. So I’ll say Keith Hunt Park, Labrador, the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.

If not in this sport, would like to compete in: I like a lot of different sports but I would probably choose football or athletics as I used to be involved in both of these a lot before hockey took over.

Current most played song or track on your i-pod or MP3: Can’t hold us by Macklemore gets me fired up but I also like a lot of John Mayer, The Kings of Leon and Taylor Swift’s stuff.

……but can’t stand: Any heavy metal.

Competition superstition or “must do” personal routine: I don’t think I am too superstitious, the only things I really do are tighten my hairband and jump up and down a couple of times before starting a match.

When not competing or training I like to: Relax and watch a film with family or going out with friends. I also like to play guitar when I can.

The Borders Athlete Support Programme (ASP) is funded through Borders Sports and Leisure Trust and provides support services to promising athletes from the Borders who are recommended by their National Governing Body. For more information see www.sportborders.org.uk/asp