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Meet football player Liana Kayla-Marie Hinds
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Meet football player Liana Kayla-Marie Hinds

When did you start and what made you become active in football?
 
I started playing football when I was five. My dad played while growing up, so naturally it was the sport that he taught me.
 
How does being an athlete make you a better person?
 
Being an athlete has taught me many things such as work ethic, discipline and the importance of teamwork. It has also given me the opportunity to learn about other cultures and meet different people from all over the world. Overall, It has really taught me to look outside of myself and at the bigger picture.
 
What is the best part about competing?
 
The best part about competing is seeing all your hard work pay off. It can be as simple as finally mastering a skill or as major as winning a hard fought game. Overcoming adversity can be addicting.
 
What mental tool do you use under pressure?
 
Positive self-talk.
 
Who is your favorite sports hero?
 
Serena Williams.
 
Goals for the future?
 
Aside from having a long and successful playing career. I'd also love to help advance and develop the game for young girls, especially those in underserved areas and countries.