The Circle

Fiona Ryan’s Roller Coaster Ride

Fiona Ryan née Boyce, field hockey, Hockeyroos, Australia
Fiona Ryan née Boyce

Ash Nelson kicks off a new season chatting with former teammate Fiona Ryan who shares the highs and lows of her career from Olympics to injuries, overcoming cancer and becoming a parent

The Circle is hosted by Ash Nelson

Podcast length: 29′ 34″

Fiona Ryan née Boyce played 101 games for the Hockeyroos from 2009 – 2012. Growing up in Western Australia in family so closely linked with hockey, there was no doubt that Fiona would make her mark on the game. Known for her fitness and determination, Fiona won gold at the 2009 Commonwealth Games and played at the London Olympics despite breaking her collar bone just six months out. Some might say that playing hockey at an international level is mentally draining and strenuous on the body, but this was nothing compared to the battle that Fiona faced after her retirement following the London Olympics. Fatigue, night sweats and a lump were just some of the symptoms that Fiona experienced in the lead up to her diagnoses of Hodgkins Lymphoma less than one year after she retired from the game.  Listen to Fiona share what it was like growing up in a hockey family, playing in the London Olympics, overcoming her battle with cancer, and now transitioning into a career as a lawyer and being the mother of two children.

LISTEN to Season 1 of The Circle HERE

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