Deborah Rodriguez: Sheffield Hatters on a Crusade to bounce back after Sun sets

Sheffield Hatters Basketball and Westfield Health player Deborah Rodriquez
Sheffield Hatters Basketball and Westfield Health player Deborah Rodriquez
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Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters are hoping to bounce back this weekend in the Women’s British Basketball League after suffering back-to-back home defeats against Sevenoaks Suns.

Hatters were eliminated from the WBBL Trophy 82-67 and then went down 74-60 against the Suns the league. Here, 28 year old Spanish centre Deborah Rodriguez who joined the Hatters this year after spells in Spain, Italy and Ireland, gives us the latest news from the Hatters.

The league is really tough this season but it makes it more rewarding that we keep maintaining our team at the top of the championship ladder.

Deborah Rodriquez

What I learned during this week’s match against Sevenoaks… was that there is not two equal games, even against the same team at the same court, and with just seven days in between.

Coach made some great points in practice this week… she spoke about growing as a team, getting stronger, leaning on and supporting each other.

I’m enjoying my time in England… living in a new country has taught me to appreciate and learn from new cultures and lifestyles, which makes even basketball different.

When people ask me how to become a better player I always say… work hard and do not give up even things are not going as you expected in relation with your effort. Sometimes it gets longer and tougher and, at the end, what will make the difference is how stubborn can you be about your success.

We’ll keep fighting to the end… The league is really tough this season but it makes it more rewarding that we keep maintaining our team at the top of the championship ladder.

Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters are away from home on Saturday at Barking Crusaders.