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M1 NSL Player Profile – Joanna Toh

Joanna Toh, 19, GD/GK/WD, Tiger Sharks

What was the best advice you were ever given? 
“Don’t worry so much la, happy can already” – Ah ma 

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by? 
Stay optimistic and look on the bright side!

If you were to take up another sport, what would it be, and why? 
Probably something that’ll instill some much needed grace and elegance in me… like…. synchronised swimming 

Can you describe yourself with 3 words? 
Tall, easy going, tired 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
Hopefully rich and married 

What was your most significant accomplishment (not netball related) in your life so far? 
I once slept for 16 hours straight, does that count? 😀

At what age did you start playing Netball? 
13, in Secondary 1 

Which Netball player (local/international) do you look up to? 
I look up to a lot of peopleee. haha 

What sparked your interest in Netball? 
It looked fun? 

What position do you play? 
Goal Keeper 

If given the chance to play another position, what would it be? 
I think I’m quite contented staying in my one third of the court 🙂

What is your biggest challenge as a Netball player, and what do you do to manage this challenge? 
Definitely juggling time between school and trainings as well as tryna have some sort of a life outside the two. I guess it’s all about learning how to prioritise your time and making sacrifices. 

What do you look forward to accomplishing in the M1 Netball Super League 2016? 
Learn as much as I can from my experienced teammates 

Why do you play Netball? 
I guess for the interesting characters you meet and the few good friends you make along the way. 

How has Netball impacted your life? 
Haha. In many ways… But I guess one of the good impacts will probably be making me a more resilient individual. Like life can get tough, but it’ll get better. Unless you suay. 🙂 

How do you plan on achieving your team’s goals?
AHrmmm…. Working hard and trying my best every time I get to go on court? 

In your opinion, which team is the strongest? 
Omg. Trick question… ahrm. Sharks 🙂

Which team(s) is/are you most excited to play against, and why? 
I think I feel the same about playing against the other teams, although I’m not sure if it’s excitement that I’m feeling but you can term it as that for now 😀

Besides than your own team, which team do you think will win this year’s M1 Netball Super League? 
Ahrmm. Mannas? Marlins? I think everyone stands a fair chance though, especially with the international players coming in.

What does your team do before every game? 
We have a team talk, then we do our warmup .Then right before we go on court (and possibly before every quarter) we do our super cool woosh.

Which player (from your team/other teams) do you look up to, and what do you admire most about her? 
Ahrrmm.. I guess both Hannah and Grace cause they’re both super good. And they’re good teachers as well

What do you think you and your team will do with the money if you girls win? 
Split it evenly among ourselves and go home happy 😀