Sophie Taylor

Sophie TaylorPlace of birth: Melbourne

Sporting career highlights

  • Australian Senior Super Camp- 2015
  • Australia A tour to China and Japan reserve
  • Australia National Junior Squad 2015
  • Australian Futures group 2011-2014.

At what age did you start seriously training and competing in your sport(s)?

At around the age of 15.

What (and/or who) got you started in the sport?

A friend from primary school invited me to come down and give hockey a go.

Are other family members involved in sport?

Yes, my brother has played since he was about 7 and now my dad plays.

Who has been the biggest influence in your sporting career?

Don't think there has been one individual person rather multiple people who have all played a big influence to this day.

Who has been the biggest influence in your academic life?

My year 6 primary school teacher.

Do you support any other sport and/or teams?

I support the Hawks.

How do you relax? Do you have other life interests outside of your sport?

I love to sleep. Also enjoying cooking, spending time with friends and watching movies or listening to music. Cooking and coaching would definitely have to be some other life interests!

What is one thing that might surprise readers to learn about you?

I have triplet brothers.

What is your favourite food? Movie? Music/performer?

Favourite food - there are too many to choose from, but probably raspberries. Favourite movie - either friends with benefits or frozen.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.