Scott Walford Q&AJuly 8, 2016 | by Molly O'Brien
At Fortius, we have a great number of youth athletes training throughout the year and it is always satisfying to work with hard-working individuals with a positive attitude.
One such athlete is Hockey player Scott Walford who in addition to having a great year with the Victoria Royals, has been invited to play with Hockey Canada later this summer. He has a tremendous worth ethic – showing up early to training, giving his all in every aspect of training, including warm-up! Scott makes the most of his off-season by working with physiotherapy, performance specialists and nutrition professionals.
- What are your most notable career achievements to date?
My most notable career achievements to this point have been playing for Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence at the U17 tournament and being invited back to try out for the U18 team as well. This season as well, my team finished first in the Western Hockey League during the regular season which clinched us the Scotty Munro Trophy.
- What has been the highlight of this past season?
From this past season winning the Scotty Munro Trophy highlighted my team’s season. It was also an honor to compete at the World U17 Hockey Challenge for Team Canada Black.
- What are your goals for this coming season and beyond?
My goals for next season are to build on what my team accomplished last season. We had a great season but we have more to accomplish and I want to contribute however I can to reach our goals. Through playing well to achieve those goals I feel it will help me be drafted to the NHL which is another goal of mine.
- What qualities make a great athlete and competitor?
The qualities that make a great athlete and competitor are having a good work ethic and having a drive to compete and succeed. The drive to compete and succeed will drive your work ethic and ultimately make you the best you can be.
- Are there any athletes you look up to and why?
The athlete I look up is Joe Hicketts. Playing with him this season I’ve learned a lot from him. His work ethic and leadership are two of the many things I tried to take from playing with him.
- What are your training objectives to help you step up your game?
My training objectives through HockeySTRONG are to improve in all aspects. Playing against older and bigger players I always need to focus on getting quicker, stronger and faster over this off season.
- How has your Fortius HockeySTRONG experience been so far?
My HockeySTRONG experience at Fortius has been amazing! I love training with my training partners and Molly and Adam! It’s always easy coming to the gym when you are surrounded with hard working and dedicated people.