Me and my sport:

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Name: Jenny Hudson

Age: 17

Home Town: Peebles

Sport: Netball

Position/Discipline: Goal Attack

Club/Team(s): Peebles Netball/ Glasgow South Saltires/Scotland U19s

Coach(es): Linda Nicholson/Sharyn Lyon/Lesley MacDonald

Your own best moment in sport so far?: Putting on and playing in the Scotland netball dress for the first time this year in Malta.

Aims for the next 12 months: To compete in Northern Ireland for Scotland at the U19 European Champs and eventually reach level 12 in the dreaded bleep test!

Who in your sport has inspired you most and why?: Maria Tuta’ia, the New Zealand Silver Ferns Goal Attack. Her shot is extremely accurate and her play is effortless but so skilful.

Fav TV sporting moment of all time: When Andy Murray won Wimbledon this year. It was a long time coming but it was worth the wait to see him win the title.

Best thing about your sport: Working and training with a close-knit team and constantly pushing myself beyond my limits.

Fav piece of kit/equipment: My skins (compression tights) – they mean I don’t need an ice bath as often. And my little card my national coach gave me last year. It says all my strengths and personal qualities. I carry it in my kit bag to every training session and every match.

If you had the chance to change one thing in your sport, what?: The way people view netball – it’s not the primary school playground game that everyone imagines it to be.

Venue at which you most aspire to compete: The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia, the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games netball.

If not in this sport, would like to compete in: Beach Volleyball.

Current most played song or track on your i-pod or MP3: The Fear – Ben Howard

…but can’t stand: Anything by The Wanted

Competition superstition or “must do” personal routine: Re-tie my shoe laces twice before I take to court. It’s not really a superstition, more a habit.

When not competing or training I like to: Sleep, eat and socialise. In that order.

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