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Hockey player Lisa Daley selected to represent Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

22 March 2018

University of Bristol member of staff Lisa Daley is the Sport Development Officer for Sport, Exercise and Health.

Her first Commonwealth Games, Lisa will be representing Wales in the Senior Women's Hockey Team at the 2018 Gold Coast event.  No stranger to international Hockey, Last year Lisa competed in the World League Round 2 in Kuala Lumpar last January.  The Welsh team, currently ranked 26th in the world, will be pitted against India, England, South Africia and Malysia.

Lisa says of being selected:

"The last 4 years have been a combination of grit and determination, developing as a squad and as an individual to ensure I am in the best possible condition for selection and competitions.  I am over the moon to be selected to represent Team Wales in the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast Australia. Wales has become a winning team, going from strength to strength on our journey, it is going to be a great experience to compete against some of the best ranked teams in the world and to represent the dragon at one of the biggest tournaments within sport. It hasn't been a smooth ride but I truly believe one's best success comes after their greatest disappointments". 

"I have worked at the University of Bristol for 3 years and have recently undertaken the role of Sport Development Officer. My role is to engage and support students into sport volunteer opportunities, develop their leadership skills and to reinforce club development. Passion plays a huge part in my life from work commitments, sporting commitments, friends and family, and is something I really try and adopt into my role. Throughout my career with the University my work plays a huge part in getting students involved in sport & physical activity, having fun, trying something new and giving it a go, similar to how I started off... it all begins somewhere. Tomorrow I leave for the Gold Coast and the opportunity of a life time and can't wait for what will be a great experience". 

Further information

The Commonwealth Games will be broadcast on the BBC

You can follow the progress of the Welsh Hockey team here

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