Tell us about yourself!
My name is Grace Ralphs, I am 16 and I am from Nottingham. I got into ice hockey through watching the Nottingham Panthers which inspired me to start playing. I started when I was 12 in U13’s in Nottingham and then slowly after I joined the U16’s Nottingham Vipers. I then went into playing with the Manchester U16’s girls because there was no longer a U16’s girls team in my area.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I want to become a WHL ambassador because I want to change the attitudes of women in sport. I want to be a role model for hockey players and show them that if they work hard, they will achieve their dream.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I am looking forward to spreading more awareness of women in ice hockey.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I am a second degree black belt in karate.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
I have two female hockey players who I would sit down with since I can’t pick one.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
The best advice I have been given is “ You won’t win until you fail, so you practice until you get it right “
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My dream for women’s hockey is for more young girls to get involved and for more exposure of women’s ice hockey because we still have far to go. Personally, I feel coaching has become an important part of my life and I’m the future would love to run a U16’s women’s team and inspire young girls to conquer their challenges.
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