Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hockey Social: Brendan Creed on Heath Ledger, yellow trainers and embracing sport

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In a regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: Great Britain international Brendan Creed

At home

What was your earliest ambition?
I guess I never really had an ambition. I’ve loved sports since I was a little one and have always enjoyed team sports in particular. So I guess my answer is to go as far and explore as much as I can.

The event that altered the course of your life and character…
I was bullied in primary school, mainly because I was good at sports. It’s a tough thing to get your head around as a youngster and so the only places I felt safe were on a sports pitch or at home; places I knew I could express myself freely without fear.

You wouldn’t know it, but I’m very good at … cooking and over the lockdowns I learnt I am quite good at Mexican food.

The book that means the most to you?
Oooooo, the book question, I always struggle on these… I would have to say Do No Harm by Henry Marsh. I guess it gives you understanding into the mind of a brain surgeon; an absolute genius within his craft but also a human and the way he humanises being a surgeon is both enlightenining and inspiring.

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