In The Spotlight – Peta Rogerson

first_imgIn the twentieth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Peta Rogerson, speaks about the biggest influences on her Touch Football career and what it means to her to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup.  Name: Peta RogersonNickname: Skeet Age: 29Affiliate: Kawana, Sunshine Coast  Occupation: Physical Education Teacher  Position: Middle  Debut for Australia: 2005 All Nations in New ZealandCareer highlights so far: World Cup win in South Africa  How you got involved in Touch Football:  Started playing at school and in a local comp with my dad.  Favourite player: It’s hard to name one – I love playing with Casey Clark, Hayley Rogerson and Mary Steele.  What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It is an amazing feeling to represent your country and the World Cup is the pinnacle tournament for the sport. It is very special.  Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My husband is very good at critiquing my game and is always there to help me train. Craig Morrow (coach of the Queensland Pride, Sunshine Coast and Colts) has also helped me develop as a player.  Favourite sporting moment: I have two. 1) winning the World Cup in South Africa, 2) winning the Brisbane season for the first time (we had many years of getting knocked out in the semi’s – made it that more special).What do you know about Scotland: It’s cold and wet! But very pretty! Any superstitions: Not really, I do like a hot shower and good stretch before heading out to the fields and I have learnt that I play better when I am more relaxed so usually try to have a bit of a laugh with someone during the warm up.Funniest Australian teammate: Rebecca Tavo always makes me laugh. Favourite quote: “Winning does not happen out on the stadium field in front of a huge crowd, it happens in your local park when it’s raining and you are by yourself training.” Any travel plans for after World Cup: My family is coming over to watch, so will do a couple of days relaxing with them after the comp and then travelling around Scotland, Ireland and England for three weeks with my husband – can’t wait. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 34 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign by clicking on the following links:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 read more