Hampshire Talented Athlete Profiles
Daniel Reynaldo - Cricket
Nineteen year old Daniel Reynaldo plays cricket for Stratfield Turgis Cricket Club, Hampshire Disability Cricket and the England Physical Disability Cricket Team. He is a right arm off-spin bowler.
SHIOW: What are your most notable achievements?
DR: Getting selected for the tour to Dubai to play against Pakistan in the 2nd International Disability series.
SHIOW: What are your targets for 2015?
DR: I aim to be actively involved with as many England games as possible throughout the summer and have an impact in all the games I play.
SHIOW: What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your sport?
DR: The biggest challenge I have faced was the intense tour programme in Dubai, as we played 7 games in 2 weeks, often training on the days in between. Overcoming this was all down to managing the workload effectively and resting whenever possible.
SHIOW: What is your favourite sporting moment?
DR:For me, being selected for the first tour to Dubai in 2012 is my stand out moment
SHIOW: What are your top tips for aspiring athletes?
DR: Not to forget why you started playing the sport and enjoy every moment you can.
SHIOW: What is your favourite film?
DR: Shawshank Redemption.
SHIOW: What is your favourite food?
DR: A Christmas dinner, or any roast dinner really.
SHIOW: What type of music do you like?
DR: I listen to quite a variety of music, however Mumford & Sons album is always a good choice for me.
SHIOW: What one piece of kit, equipment or food / drink could you not live without?
DR: A pair of comfortable spikes, playing a lot of cricket means I am stood for a long time.
SHIOW: Who is your sporting hero?
DR: I have two, Shane Warne and Graeme Swann - both very skilful bowlers.
SHIOW: Who has most influenced your success?
DR: All of the coaches I've worked with whilst playing cricket have all helped me get to where I am, also my family for driving me around, without them I wouldn’t be able to get to all the games and training weekends.
SHIOW: How has the Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme helped you?
DR: HTAS has continued to help me develop as a cricketer, not only through funding for traveling to games and training but also physically through the close links with local gyms.
SHIOW: Which 10 words best describe you?
DR: Committed, Motivated, Passionate, Honest, Organised, Reliable, Friendly, Competitive, Energetic, Positive.
Sports Development Officer (Performance)