|Highest Ranking||22 ( Aug 2008 )|
|DATE OF BIRTH ||6th Apr 1978|
|PLACE OF BIRTH ||WAIHI, NEW ZEALAND|
|LIVES ||AUCKLAND, NZ/AMSTERDAM|
|HANDED ||RIGHT HANDED|
|AGE BEGAN PLAYING ||12|
|CLUB BASED AT ||REMUERA, AUCKLAND/ SQUASHCITY, AMSTERDAM|
|TIMES PLAYED FOR COUNTRY ||SENIOR : 6 JUNIOR : 1|
|SQUASH ACHIEVEMENTS ||2008 VIETNAM OPEN, WELSH OPEN,2007 WINNER FINNISH OPEN|
|BEST RESULTS SO FAR ||2006 BRONZE MEDAL WORLD DOUBLES, 2007 & 2005 RUNNER UP NZ CHAMPS, 3RD PLACE WOMEN'S WORLD TEAMS AMSTERDAM 2004, 2ND PLACE WORLD DOUBLES CHENNAI 2004 (WOMEN'S)|
|AMBITIONS ||TO BE WORLD TOP 10|
|HOBBIES ||OUTDOORS, TRAVEL, CINEMA, READING|
|OTHER ||I was born in a small town in New Zealand called Waihi, but didn't start playing squash till my family moved to Hamilton when I was 12. I was introduced to playing by my parents and have a brother who was also a national junior champion and senior representative. |
As a junior I won the NZ U/17, U/19 and U/21 titles as well as Irish U/19 and Oceania U/19 titles and 3rd at the World Juniors teams event in Sydney.
Since leaving school I have mixed playing squash with studying at Auckland University (Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems and Graduate Diploma in Marketing) as well as working for 3.5 yrs at Air New Zealand as a graduate management trainee.
Since March 2006 I have become a full time squash player and loving my new career!! Meeting lots of people and travelling to numerous countries has been the most enjoyable part.
Making the NZ Commonwealth Games team and finishing 4th in women's doubles has been a highlight so far as well as finishing 2nd and 3rd in the World Women's Doubles Championships.
From May 2006, I have based myself in Amsterdam under the tutelage of Liz Irving, and currently split my time between New Zealand and Netherlands. In February 2007 I won my first WISPA title at the Finnish Open.