MSJ, 2017 Leaver

Malvern Alumnae 100 Lucy Walton

When looking at my career, I am only at the start. During my time at MSJ, I was known as the sporty girl who walked around in her PE kit all day every day. I was fortunate enough that during my school years I represented my country in both Hockey and Golf at age group level. In addition, I was 3rd in the U16 Faldo World final in America, finished 3rd in the English Girls U13 and U15 Championships and won the Worcestershire and Herefordshire Ladies County Championship three times (the first time I was the youngest ever winner of a county championship). In Hockey I represented England Blue U17 at the UK Games against the other home nations. I was awarded Junior Sports Personality of the Year for Malvern Hills District twice and Worcestershire and Herefordshire County once.

At school I realised that there was only one career path that I wanted to take and that was sports related. I had no idea what I wanted to do within sport, so I chose to study the extremely broad degree of Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University. With a keen interest in Food Technology at school, I decided to further my knowledge in nutrition by studying modules in this topic area. I hope further my interest in Sports Nutrition in the future.

When I arrived at Loughborough University I jumped into university life and ensured I took part in as many activities as possible with so many opportunities on offer. After a struggle with injury in my latter school days, I finally managed to play some sport at university and was lucky enough to play First Team Hockey in the National League as well as First Team Golf.

I am now a Loughborough Sport Ambassador which includes providing presentations and tours around the university to prospective students and visitors. I am also a peer mentor to first year students who also study Sport and Exercise Sciences.

What does success look like?

Success doesn’t have to be about winning but can be stepping outside your comfort zone and exploring your potential.

What is your best piece of advice?

Enjoy what you do, and take every opportunity that arises.

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