Name: Jill Moffatt
CAN Fund #150Women Recipient
Hometown: Bethany, ON
Best Result: 1st at World Cup 2 2019 in the lightweight women’s single event
On the National Team Since (Year): 2016
How many hours do you workout/train/compete on average each day and how many days per week?
6 days a week. 3-5 hours per day.
When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada? In my novice team recruitment meeting at Western University the coach, Dan Bechard, pointed to a photo on the screen of one women from the womens 8+ and said how she had started with them in the novice program, and went on to be on the national team. I remember thinking wow, that is amazing and maybe that could be me one day. Now that athlete is one of my teammates!
Best advice you have received?
To control the controllable and let go of the things you can’t control.
In two sentences or less, what does it mean to be supported by women?
Being supported by women means that there is a desire and a want to see and support female athletes, and that the women have just as important spot in athletics and sport as our male counterparts. It’s women having an active role in the future of our gender in sports by supporting other women.
What is the biggest hurdle you have overcome to get to where you are today?
As I was never the fastest, strongest, or biggest athlete, I wasn’t the shining upcoming star. I made a lot of U23 national teams, but was never the top pick or stand out athlete of the group. I’ve had to work really hard and be extremely dedicated to get where I am now, and it’s my work ethic and mentality that has allowed me to be in the position I am today. Nothing has come easy but it’s all been worth it and I wouldn’t change it for the world!