Each week we will profile a new player in the England Squads so that you can get to know them, what inspires them and how they developed a passion for Rounders.
Meet England Player:
Name: Amy Huntington
Position: 1st post, 2nd post or backstop
I absolutely love sport and have played a variety from a young age. I developed a passion for rounders in secondary school and I have played since Year 7 until now. I really enjoy Rounders because there are so many aspects to the sport which link in with other sports and there are so many different skills. I enjoy being part of a team.
Did you have any Rounders role models?
I would say my rounders role model is Miss Baker, my PE teacher and coach for rounders at school. She initially put me forward for the trials in 2017 which I was unsuccessful in – she put me in again this year and I was successful, she supported me and believed in me which boosted my confidence.
What are you looking forward to the most this season?
The thing I am probably looking forward to the most this season is making friends within the team. I am also excited to try and achieve my full potential, individually and in a team, and of course to get the best out of it.
A bit more about yourself…
As well as rounders, I play many other sports including netball, tennis and cricket. I am currently working towards my grade 5 piano and have just completed my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. I’m a qualified tennis leader which I really enjoy doing every week which involves coaching children ages 4-10.