Height: 5ft 8ins
Weight: 70 kg
Home base: Tyldesley
Also played for: Liverpool, North West, England, GB U/17s.
What is it like coming into the sport from a water polo family? Growing up with my family in and amongst the sport has allowed to me excel by having watched many high-quality matches from a young age whilst travelling with my brother when he played in his European qualifiers or watching many BWPL matches whilst my dad has been playing and coaching; this allowed me to pick up a good understanding of the game quite early on.
Please give a shout out to your family members also involved in the sport: There are five of us, including me, attached to the Tyldesley’s senior teams, starting with my dad, Lee Toone; head coach, my auntie Nicola; former player now assistant coach and my cousin, Annie; our goalkeeper. As well as my brother Adam, who plays for Tyldesley men’s team in BWPL.
Best player played against: Playing against Lily Turner (Otter) with her having just come back from playing in America as well as playing against a range of experienced players in BWPL who have played polo internationally. I also had the chance to watch the young Spanish Olympic silver medallist when competing alongside her in the u17s Europeans in Croatia.
Please list your representative honours: U17 England squad, when we were crowned champions of the North Sea Cup; representing GB in the U17s Europeans in Sibenik, Croatia.
What are you most looking forward to this forthcoming BWPL season? Representing my small local club in Division 1 for the first time. And playing against teams and opponents much older and more experienced than me - I will continue to learn a lot from this. Having just come back from u17s Europeans, I feel I am on a high and ready to start the BWPL season flying.
Favourite BWPL venue to play at: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.