GREAT Britain are gunning to seal their spot at the Rio Olympics this month, with East Grinstead ace Sophie Bray determined to do her job and fire her team-mates to Brazil.
They head out to Valencia next week for the World League Semi Final, knowing a top-three spot there will guarantee a place at the 2016 Olympics.
And Bray is in confident mood on the back of a fine, promotion-winning season of club hockey for Grinstead.
That [Olympics] is our goal, we’re going out there to get our Olympic qualifying spot and we go to Valencia in confident mood. We’ve had a great preparation period and we’re ready for that first game. If you look at all the sides there are in our pool, and in the cross-over pool, there’s some tough opposition, anyone can beat anyone on any given day. We’ve just got to take it game by game, but we’re a confident squad.
Bray played an instrumental role for Grinstead as the ladies’ section sealed promotion to English Premier League for the first time in their history.
Now she is keen to take her club form into the international arena.
I take confidence from my club form, but international hockey is a very big step,
I’m excited and looking forward to the tournament starting. I feel like I’m ready to go out there and give my best performances. We all have a job, we all have a role. Mine, as a forward, is to create chances and score goals. I’ll go out there and do that task to the best of my ability.
A top-three spot in Spain won’t just mean Olympic qualification, it will also mean a spot in the World League final in Rosario, Argentina.
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