|Weight||74kg (11st 9lb)|
Heather Fisher is one of life's achievers. She may suffer from severe alopecia but refuses to dwell on it, instead keeping the focus firmly on the sport she loves.
Not only is she a top-class rugby player but she's also represented Great Britain in bobsleigh – competing in the Junior World Championships, the British Championship and on the European circuit. She even made a return to bobsleigh in November 2010 as an injury replacement in the Britannia Rescue British team competing in the Americas Cup and would love, one day, to compete in a summer and winter Olympics.
She played a big part in the 2010 World Cup in England but missed out on the final because of a fracture to her hand. France holds a special place with her, too. She can't speak the language but wishes she could. She says: “My nan is French and her side of her family live in Paris. My mum goes over to Paris a lot with my nan so to me France is very close to home. I speak French by putting on a French accent.”
Heather first started playing rugby as a 15-year-old and says: “When I started I hated contact and could not tackle for toffee. After my confidence grew and I played more and more, the contact just became a part of the game. I took a few years out of rugby when I had an opportunity to represent GB in bobsleigh around the world. For me this made me the rugby athlete I am today and I would still love to go back to bobsleigh after I've accomplished all that I am capable of in both sevens and XVs.”
Outside of rugby Heather works on behalf of the Youth Sport Trust as a Sky Sports Athlete Mentor and is also involved with Cheadle Hulme School as their Athlete mentor looking after the scholarship programme. She also runs her own gym.
She's a big fan of Disney films but added: “don't tell too many people about this.” Sorry. We just have.
Last updated: July 1, 2014