meet the players

Road to Amsterdam – Meet Tom Williamson

In the final instalment of meet the players we get to know England and Stockport defender Tom Williamson. Tom has been apart of Team England since 2003 and has established himself as one of the best defenders in the country and has also proved his worth on the international stage earning him the captaincy in 2010.

LACROSSE:

LIST YOUR ACHEIVEMENTS (I.E. TOURNAMENTS/REPRESENTITVE LEVELS)

– 2003 U19  World Championships (Towson, USA)
– 2006 World Championships (Ontario, Canada)
– 2008 European Championships (Lhati, Finland)
– 2010 World Championships (Manchester, England)
– 2012 European Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

BEST LACROSSE MOMENT? Winning the Euros in 2008
WORST LACROSSE MOMENT? Going out on goal difference in 2010 and not being able to go for a medal
WHAT STICK DO YOU USE? Brine edge with a brine scandium shaft

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS:

WHO ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING AT THE EUROPEANS? I would probably say Germany or Holland

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE HARDEST OPPOSITION YOU’LL PLAY? I think all the teams we will play will be difficult but with Germany having a taste of playing in the blue division I feel they will have learnt a lot from that. I also think the Netherlands will be a hard fixture they gave us a good game in the 2008 final and will also have the home advantage.

PREDICTION? England gold!!!

INTERESTS:

WHEN I WAS YOUNG I WANTED TO BE…  Secret Agent or train driver
OTHER SPORTS AND TEAMS I SUPPORT ARE…  I play football and support Manchester United
OUTSIDE OF SPORT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT…  Feeding the ducks on the canal they love bread!
WHERE IS THE ONE PLACE IN THE WORLD YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT?  Vegas!

WHATS YOUR FAVORITE:

QUOTE?  “Tigers love pepper ….they hate cinnamon”
TV PROGRAMME? Londons burning
TRACK TO WORK OUT TO? Avicii levels
BAND OR SINGER?  Oasis
GADGET?  iphone

IF YOU WERE:

STUCK IN A LIFT WITH ANY TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE, WHO WOULD THEY BE?  Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox
STUCK ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT THREE PERSONAL ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT WITH YOU?  Iphone, football  and boomerang!!
A SUPERHERO FOR A DAY, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY? . Superman because he can do everything!
YOUR LIFE WAS MADE INTO A FILM, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?  Alan from the hangover

ABOUT YOU:

SOMETHING NO-ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU…  Rita off coronation street is my aunty true story!
DO YOU LIKE COOKING – AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RECIPE? No – chicken pasta
HOW DO YOU PASS THE TIME WHEN IN HOTELS ON TOUR/TOURNAMENTS? Fifa tournaments, Mario karts, Tiger Woods golf and DVDs
DO YOU HAVE ANY CURRENT PROJECTS OR FUTURE ASPIRATIONS OUTSIDE OF YOUR SPORT? I would like to become a property developer
ARE THERE ANY INTERESTING FACTS YOU THINK PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I used to play Table tennis for Cheshire