Meet the Captains - Mill Hill Schools

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Meet the Captains

After just three official days of School, our sports teams took to the fields to represent Mill Hill with their normal level of passion, enthusiasm and no little skill. I am glad to report that both the Senior 1st teams (Girls’ Hockey and Boys’ Rugby) enjoyed impressive winning starts. Vital to any success that we may enjoy this season, will be our Sports Captains. Imogen Prior (Murray) and Matthew Mahoney (Burton Bank) enjoy the honour and responsibility of fulfilling these roles this year for Hockey and Rugby respectively. In order for the School community to get to know what it takes to be a Sports Captain at Mill Hill they have agreed to answer a few questions.

Name and position of responsibility:
Imogen Prior – 1st XI Hockey Captain
Nickname:
Imo
What are your likes?
Harry Potter, cacti & halloumi
What are your dislikes?
Chocolate, single-use plastic & feet
Favourite quote:
“Crazy people don’t know they are crazy, I know I am crazy therefore I cannot be crazy” – Jack Sparrow
Favourite song?
505 – Arctic Monkeys
Your own sporting highlight/achievement:
Competing at the U16 Club National Finals at the Olympic Park
Personal sporting ambitions (long term):
Make the hockey first team at University
Aims for the season ahead for your team:
Improve the confidence of the team. Develop our tactical understanding as well as our physicality and our presence on the pitch.
Advice for younger sportsmen and women joining MHS:
If you are keen then make yourself known, introduce yourself to coaches and to me, someone is always more likely to give you advice and help you improve if they know your name.
Best thing about MHS Sport:
The community created outside the regular year groups is vital. You can learn so much from older players and they can be another friendly face in the corridors.

Name and position of responsibility:
Matthew Mahoney- 1st XV Rugby captain
Nickname:
Mahoney
What are your likes?
Gym, Food and Sleep
What are your dislikes?
Vegetables.
What is your favourite quote?
Do what people are not willing to do today so you can do what people can’t tomorrow!
What is your Favourite Song?
Ultra light beam- Kanye West
Name your Your own sporting highlight/achievement:
Starting first academy league game for Saracens.
Personal sporting ambitions (long term):
Firstly make Saracens first team and Captain them, which will hopefully lead to playing for England and the Lions.
Aims for the season ahead for your team:
Win the NatWest Vase
Advice for younger sportsmen and women joining MHS:
Work harder than your opposition in every aspect of your game, never allow yourself to become comfortable because this is when you will stop progressing and get overtaken.
What is the best thing about MHS Sport:
The endless opportunities that it gives you to progress as not only a sportsman or women but as a good human being as well.