“There is nothing you cannot achieve if you have the passion and want for it” Quotes Northlander Brooke Roberts.
Brooke Roberts is our sponsored athlete who follows mainly a Gluten Free diet to help her prevent stomach cramps and feel lighter and more energetic when she takes to the field. One of the many rituals she takes to ensure the best possible performance and development for herself.
“Even though indulging in rich gluten fueled food is one of my guilty pleasures, I know that to improve my hockey, I had to cut that out!” says Brooke, however all of Brooke’s self control, persistence and determination is beginning to pay off.
On the 23rd of May Hockey New Zealand selected a squad of 30 Girls into a New Zealand Under 21 Squad.
“I was totally unaware that I was selected until I got a call from my mum and dad congratulating me, and logging into Facebook and seeing heaps of messages and notifications with supportive friends and family congratulating me.”
Previously Brooke had been selected in the New Zealand under 18 hockey team but Brooke states that even though her work ethic is paying off, the hard work has only just begun.
“I’m enjoying my hockey more than ever currently, I think that you hit an age where you decide what your goals are in life and playing for the Black Sticks is defiantly what I am working towards.”