Phoenix People – Ivana Kenkovski

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In our weekly article about Phoenix members…Phoenix People…today we are meeting one of the most promising athletes we have within our club. Her name is Ivana and she is the captain of our U/16 Volleyball team. Ivana is an extremely dedicated player and we are very happy to have her on board. Let’s meet Ivana…

How long have you been involved in volleyball?

I have been playing volleyball for three years now and this is my second season with Phoenix Sports Club.

What is your biggest success and let down in your sports?

My biggest success is taking second place in last seasons u-16 league and being nominated best u-16 player. However losing  this league by losing the decider match with extremely close scores, is also my biggest let down.

 What are the biggest problems facing volleyball in Malta?

I think the biggest problem is that volleyball is not a very popular sport on the islands.There is a lack of promotion of the sport hence this makes it difficult for volleyball to develop here.

 What is your current position with Phoenix SC? What are your main responsibilities?

I am an outside hitter and the captain of the u-16 team. As the captain my main responsibility is to keep the team going and to never give up no matter how hard it may be.To reach our goals together !

How long have you been a member of Phoenix SC?

I have been a member of Phoenix SC for 2 years.

What is a memorable moment you associate with your tenure at Phoenix SC?

For me there is certainly more than one moment in Phoenix that I will always remember.Times when we got up as a team and we fought together to win a game without giving up in the hardest moments make my tenure at Phoenix a memorable one.

 What is a short term goal that you plan to achieve with Phoenix SC this year?

Personally, I would like to help my team place first in the u-18 category and also improve my skills to become an even better player.

 Which song you listen to before a game?

Before a game I would surely listen to ‘On top of the world’ by Imagine Dragons.

 Where do you see yourself vis-a-vis Phoenix SC in the next few years?

I wish to be part of a strong team with good tactics and techniques that is capable of achieving anything that they set their mind to.

Someone who inspires you?

Kerri Walsh inspires me as a person.Her success as an athlete motivates me to achieve my best. I guess all professional athletes who have worked hard to achieve their goals and reach their success inspire me and keep me determined to achieving my goals as an athlete.

Any last comment?

#Go Phoenix !


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