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My Sport – Hockey

Mhairi Burnett

Mhairi Burnett started playing hockey at secondary school. She was just looking to try something new. Now she’s a hockey super fan! We asked Mhairi a few questions about the sport she loves.

What’s the best thing about watching hockey live?

Every game is unpredictable – anything can happen! Penalty shots are always exciting.

Who’s your hockey hero?

My hockey hero is Kate Walsh. She captained Team GB brilliantly at London 2012 and she's an inspirational female sports personality!

What’s your best memory from watching or taking part in hockey?

My best memory from hockey would have to be when I was a ball girl during the Scotland v. South Africa friendly match in Glasgow last summer. It was a fantastic experience as I was metres away from all of the action, and saw many new tactics and techniques.

What are some common misconceptions about hockey?

Some people simply think hockey is tapping a ball into a net, but it's much more than that!

Which hockey star should people look out for at Glasgow 2014?

At Glasgow 2014 people should just look out for all of the fresh young talent, as there’s going to be plenty!

Why should people who don’t know anything about hockey buy tickets to watch it at Glasgow 2014?

Hockey is a fun, exciting team game with an electric atmosphere. If you buy tickets for the Hockey competition at Glasgow 2014, you could be inspired to join a club and try it for yourself!

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