This week we bring you the sporting heroes of two more teachers: Mr Slade and Miss Holloway:
Mr Slade’s Sporting Hero: Michael Vaughan
Mr Slade said, “ Michael Vaughan is my sporting hero as he captained the England Test Cricket side that won the Ashes back in 2005 which really got me into cricket. ”
Michael Paul Vaughan OBE (born 29 October 1974) served as England captain for the test team from 2003 to 2008, the one-day international team from 2003-2007, and was the first Twenty20 England captain from 2005-2007. He represented Yorkshire in the domestic arena. Vaughan captained England in 51 Tests, winning 26 (a national record) and losing 11. England won all seven home Tests of the 2004 summer under Vaughan, and the pinnacle of his captaincy career came with a 2–1 victory in the 2005 Ashes, England’s first Ashes victory since 1986/87.
Miss Holloway’s Sporting Hero: Helen Housby
Miss Holloway said, “Helen Housby is my sporting hero because she works under high pressure and is a strong female role model in sport. I first knew of her in the Commonwealth Games when she scored a last second goal to win the gold medal for England!
Helen Housby (born 19 January 1995 in Carlisle, Cumbria) is a professional English netball player. Housby played for the Superleague side Manchester Thunder from 2013 to 2016, helping them to win the 2014 Superleague Grand-Final. She currently plays for the New South Wales Swifts. Housby was selected as a member of the England national netball team that played at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Netball World Cup. She was a key member of the England netball team that won the gold medal match against Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – she scored in the final second of the game to give victory to England by one point. By the time Housby was selected in the final 12-player squad for England’s 2019 Netball World Cup campaign, she had 58 caps to her name
Who is your sporting hero?