Olivia Maury Centre for Senior Ladies

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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

D.O.B: 12/12/1972

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!

  • Oli Help Defence
  • Oli Defence
  • Oli Hustles

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