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Cup life on the netball court

Having the opportunity to hear from one of New Zealand's netball favourites Samantha Sinclair, was such a delight! We Absolutely love watching her on court and were honoured to hear about her experience with the Hoo Haa Cup.  

Silver Fern 2017-2019

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic since 2014, making the team in her first year out of school

How long have you been using the Hoo Haa Cup for? 

I've been using it for almost a year now. 

When you first started using it, did it take you long to get used to using it?

I definitely noticed it and could feel it when I first started wearing it and took me a while to figure out how best to insert it! But once I trimmed the stem and figured out the best way for me to insert it I was away. Probably took 3 cycles to make it comfortable.

Being a Silver Fern, playing netball at the highest level, has the cup performed when you needed it to during training and matches?

Yes, it has. I was nervous about using it while playing and so I didn't for a while, but after I had tested it out during training and there were no issues, I used it in a game and found it easy as. 

What's your favourite sport to watch - apart from netball? 

I grew up in a sports mad household and Dad would always have some form of sport on the TV in the weekends, you name it, he watched it: Rugby, cricket, motorsport, golf, league, netball of course, so I can easily sit down and watch any other sport! My favourite Olympic sport to watch is definitely the gymnastics. 

What would you say to other athletes or young girls considering making the switch to the Hoo Haa Cup?

It is seriously life changing. You never again have to worry about running out of tampons, let alone buying them every month! Not only is it super easy to use, it is so good for the environment and that makes me feel good about using it! I know a few netball players who use the cup now and can't believe they didn't know about them sooner! 

What do you love most about using your Hoo Haa menstrual cup?

The environmentally friendly side of it, and that I feel like I'm helping the Earth by using it! 

Do you have anything else you want to add that you'd like people to know in case they are considering trying the cup out...? 

I would say don't give up too soon! It might take a while to get used to it, but just be okay with that, because when you do get it right, you'll never go back to anything else!