In the lead up to the International Women’s Day 2023 we are speaking with women in hockey, who are inspiring passionate fans around the world, through their contributions to hockey. In today’s interview, we speak with Camila Caram of Chile.
Camila Caram is the captain of the Chile women’s national hockey team that has gone from strength to strength over the past year and achieved historic highs helping an entire nation to dream. They started off 2022 by qualifying for the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup for the first time in their nation’s history, and put up a fantastic performance in the world cup, capturing the hearts of hockey fans world over, and even registering a win over reigning silver medalists Ireland in the group stage of the tournament. The Chilean team followed that up with their first ever gold medal at the XII South American Games, defeating Argentina in the finals, a team placed 16 spots above them (at the time) in the world rankings.
Camila, as the captain and senior pro, plays a crucial role in leading the team and striking a perfect balance between her passion and leadership. She says the team is like a family to her, as she spends more time with them than with her actual family at times. They share a great passion and it unites them on and off the field, and the achievements on the field were extra valuable because they were achieved together by everyone who set out on the journey together.
Watch the full interview below, as Camila discusses how she got started in hockey, advice she would give to younger players and plenty more.