This week we caught up with Meme Robertson!

Group photo of the GB Women's team on the way to the Goalball Nations Cup, Berlin 2022. The squad and support staff are standing together facing the camera.
Meme Robertson headshot
RNC ladies Elite team huddling post eyeshades check with Meme Robertson, Antonia Bunyan and Chelsea Hudson in view.
Meme Robertson stood in her football teammates in their jerseys.

What club do you play for or coach?

I play for RNC and GB Women.

How did you discover goalball?

I was already playing cricket for Lancashire Lions when they became a multi-sport club. One of the new sports they introduced was goalball so I started playing. My first tournament was in March 2016.

Is there a particular song, artist or genre that you listen to before a tournament to get in the mood? Or anything you’re loving at the moment?

We have a goalball playlist that we always play at competitions.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?

Not really although I always check my bag twice before heading to the competition after once forgetting to bring tracksuit bottoms!

Do you have a favourite post-match meal?

I always love coming back from competitions and having one of my dad’s roast dinners.

Which goalball player do you admire the most and why?

Antonia Bunyan, a team mate at RNC and also for GB, because she can always be counted on when on court.

Outside of goalball, what other hobbies/sports do you do?

I play partially sighted football and blind football and support Manchester United. I also play drums, guitar, bass and piano. I have a YouTube channel called MemePlayzDrums where I perform drum covers to songs.

Finally, what place, anywhere in the world, is on your bucket list to visit and why?

America as I want to do all the theme parks.

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