“I got to the final rounds of interviews for the police, but they thought I needed a bit more life experience. Maybe I can try again when I retire. If my body isn’t completely broken,” recalls Almond. “I always wanted to join the RAF but the way the world has gone in the last 15 years, it put me off.”
It may be difficult to believe, but despite being one of the most vocal players in the heat of battle on court, Kerry is noticeably reserved and quiet off it. She counts her mentor and team-mate early-on, Julie Lewis, as a vital ‘old head’ in front of her in goal defence, in 'taking a season' to get Almond to talk on court.