Meet Sydney Fogu!
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Sydney Fogu but I go as Syd or Syd The Kid. I am from Bayonne, New Jersey. I was born in 2006 and I am 12 years old and in the seventh grade. I am a goalie playing for the Bantam Minor AAA Devils Youth boys hockey team, along with playing for Girls’ Ironbound Elite 14U.
I got into hockey when I was little because I have an older brother who was playing hockey. Since then I have been a rink rat. I started skating when I was two and have been playing hockey since I was three.
One day, my mom and dad made an important decision that has changed everything: to put me on skates. Ever since then I have fallen in love with the sport.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
What made me want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador was seeing the other girls strive for the sport. Also, I felt I can help expand the sport even more. I have a passion for the game and a strong desire to expand women’s hockey.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I am mostly looking forward to playing my role in expanding girls’ and women’s hockey even more.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
Something a lot of people don’t know about me is my love for country music.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
It would be Maddie Rooney so I can hear her rundown at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. I would also like to know her process of how she got to where she is today, as well as get to know when and why she started to pay girls hockey.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
The best advice I have ever been given in either life or hockey is to be in the moment. Or, one shot at a time.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My dream for women’s hockey is for it to have as many women playing the sport as men do. Also, for the games to be televised.
Want to join our #WHLAmbassador team?
Get more details and apply here!