GO GOLD Athlete in the Spotlight: Olivia Back

Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:00

GO GOLD Athlete in the Spotlight: Olivia Back

Hockey superstar Olivia Back reveals her long-term goal to represent Great Britain at the Olympics and the advice she would give her younger self!

1 What is your go to pre training snack?

Beans on toast with cheese

2 Explain your ideal weekend

Win my match on a Saturday and then celebrate with the team. Have a lie in on Sunday morning followed by a home cooked roast dinner

3 What would be your dream job if not a professional athlete and why?

A job in education, inspiring the next generation

4 What is your long-term goal in your sport? How do you plan to achieve this?

Represent GB at the Olympic Games. I plan to achieve this by playing hockey at the highest level and continuing to work hard and push myself

5 What is your favourite 'cheat meal' when not following your training diet?


6 Have you got any phobias? Or pet peeves?

Feet – I hate them!

7 If you were to win the lottery, what would you spend the money on?

Lots of holidays!

8 What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

Mexico - because of the beaches and the weather!

9 Do you have any non-sport related talents? Or any talents you would like to improve?

Piano - grade 5

10 If you could play any other sport, what would it be and why?

Netball - played at county level when I was younger but I had to choose between hockey and netball due to time restraints

11 Who is your role model and why?

Jess Ennis-Hill - driven, determined and successful

12 Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your 18/15/12 year old self

Stop worrying, don't put too much pressure on yourself and enjoy what you do!

13 What major tournaments have you taken part in/ will be taking part in in the last / next 3 months? Tell us about it!

No major tournament's coming up but my University team (Nottingham) are currently sitting top of the BUCS league and the midlands premiership league (unbeaten)

GO GOLD Athlete in the Spotlight: Olivia Back

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