I enjoyed our game away versus Erkenwald as for me personally it was the first time this season that I truly felt I was contributing 100%
Height: 5’8’’ ( i think!)
Position: Power Forward / Centre
Jersey number: 14
Where did you grow up?: South of France
Nickname: Oli ( or Oliv’ if you speak to my French pals!)
What careers have you had/do you have?:
Prior Scientific Instruments UK : International Sales Manager working with people all over the world, and lots of travelling . Very enjoyable!
Career break looking after my 2 children
I returned to a part-time job at Birthlight in Cambridge working as a Course Administrator. The best bit about the job: It’s a busy job and it takes me away from my daily chaotic life with kids. Equally it allows me to have quality time with my kids as it’s only a part-time job.
Now I am a mum of 3 as baby Liam came along in 2013, and I have returned to Birthlight after maternity leave number 3!
How long have you played basketball?: Since age 14.
Where have you played/what teams have you played for?:
My local league in France : U14, U18 then local regional league. My biggest disappointment : not to get picked for the county
Stade Clermontois (Clermont-Ferrand France)
Anglia Ruskin University – This was when I shortly became a point guard as no one else could take the ball down the court!
Cambridge Cougars Ladies
Cambridge Cats Ladies
What do you love about basketball?:
FUN FUN FUN. I love the team spirit, and the fact that it is a physical game but a very tactical one too. I am very competitive and although I play for fun there is always the element of competition in any sport or fitness activity I get into especially basketball!
Favourite game of the season so far and why:
I enjoyed our game away versus Erkenwald as for me personally it was the first time this season that I truly felt I was contributing 100% .
What the team thinks of Oli:
I always feel from her a lot of warm feeling. She is very passionate about basketball !!! I admire her after 3 kids she still finds the time to play basketball and even when she isn’t playing she comes to support us!!! – Kasia Jarkowska
We missed Oli like crazy when she was away on maternity leave. She is such a bright part of the team and is a joy to play with! – Nikki Braine