MEET SHARYN PETERSON!
Tell us about yourself!
I live in Adelaide, Australia. My hockey story started almost seven years ago when I met my current husband. He is a goalie and I used to go watch his games. I fell in love with him AND the game. And when I took my children to his games, my youngest also fell in love with the game. She decided to follow in his footsteps and is now a proud goalie. I am a proud goalie wife and mum! As I started to get more involved, an opportunity came up to take on the team manager role for one of the state women’s teams. So here I am!
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I am super excited for the opportunity to promote women’s hockey. It is such an awesome community and I am excited to do what I can to grow this sport and the women’s competition. I have made so many connections through hockey, this is going to be an amazing opportunity to expand that circle.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
Sharing stories from all over the globe! Here in Australia we have a small, but significant community (in comparison to the northern hemisphere). I am excited to expand the influence down under!
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I guess the funniest thing about me is that I don’t skate! At all! So here I am heavily involved in ice hockey and I have zero experience on the ice. Bizarre, I know!
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
I am fascinated by anyone who plays the game despite the barriers. So while there is not a single person I’d want to have dinner with, I am fascinated and in awe of so many young women who are making it big in this sport locally and internationally.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
There is always another game. Step back, take a breath, let it go, wipe the slate clean and start again.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My dream in Australia is to have even more women and young girls involved so we can have a healthy local and national female competition. Enough girls knowing they can play past their teens and well into their adult life would be my ultimate goal for women’s hockey.