Ngāti Porou descendant prepares for third Comm Games
Joelle King, squash champion and Ngāti Porou descendant, is preparing for yet another Commonwealth Games campaign.
However, this time around, she's going into the competition in the best form of her life.
Following on from her recent success at competitions across the world, she's tipped to likely gain a medal in both the singles and doubles sections.
The Ngāti Porou descendent believes she is playing her best squash to date.
“I had a major injury after the last games, I was out for nearly a year, and through that year I got a whole fresh perspective of how much I actually love the game. Since coming back I’ve played the best squash of my whole career this last year.”
While she's a true professional who has been playing at the highest level of the game for 12 years, she says squash is still the sport that excites her.
“Working with a new coach and some new players I think the change has helped me to spark that love again for the game. When I’m on the court, I love what I do so that helps you to be free and play your brand of squash.”
The squash team are set to leave for the Gold Coast on Sunday, with the competition kicking off on Thursday.