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Squash champ Angela Smith
Angela Smith is the Staffordshire champion of squash, making her name by playing and coaching. She's been British and World Champion in the sport but never lost her Stoke roots, as she tells us in her own words.
Angela Smith is one of the most famous names in British squash, and she was a top-ranked player for over two decades.
Angela Smith Facts
Stoke – centre of her universe
Not only is Angela a sporting champion, she's a life-long fan of Stoke City FC - despite supporting Port Vale at her first football match!
She even remembers the day when Sir Stanley Matthews returned to the club in 1961.
Even her school friends would say the former Number 1 was competitive playing at home: Angela often told her doubles partner to serve and then leave the court so she could get on with playing!
Angela's story - told by her
To hear more about Angela's career and her love for Stoke City, listen to the interview she gave in 2008 to BBC Radio Stoke's Matt Sandoz.
In this 30 minute interview, Angela reveals, among other things, her highs and lows in the game - and even the surprising fact that, although she's been British and World Champion, she thinks being named the BBC's Regional Sport Personality of the Year is the highlight of her career!
last updated: 22/12/2009 at 08:40
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