Watch: Hannah Thornton interview
September 05, 2020
Ireland international Hannah Thornton helped launch Basketball Ireland’s new ‘Slam Dunk Covid-19’ campaign earlier this week, alongside Lorcan Murphy. Speaking to Basketball Ireland she was delighted to play her part.
“I think it’s really important, we as players just want to get back as soon as possible, so anything that helps us to get back we’ll do it and if we know the precautions and we know what we need to do, it’s easy for us to follow and we can get back playing again, which is the most important thing.”
The sports performance nutritionist also gave her top tip to players as they return to pre-season training.
“My top tip would probably be make sure your hydration levels are up. I know from a number of my clients during Covid they just got out of routine, so you are not drinking as much water and especially when you are going into two hour practices a couple of times a week, hydration is key for being able to perform, but also for recovery the next day. So definitely make sure your hydration levels are up.”
The DCU Mercy player discussed the team’s targets for the new season and gave her thoughts on the Conference system. Watch the full interview below.