Chatham-Kent’s Brett Fischer, Making CK Proud

Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically.

Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have left Chatham-Kent, and are proudly representing our community. We hope many of these athletic ambassadors for our community someday come baCK to call Chatham-Kent home.

This week, we feature Wallaceburg’s Brett Fischer, who playing for the Western University Mustangs women’s basketball team, is making CK proud.

Here are Brett’s responses to our baCK to Chatham-Kent athletes interview:

1. Can you describe what support you’ve felt from your hometown/ Chatham-Kent while you’ve been away?

The support I’ve had while I’ve been away at school is unimaginable. My family and friends are always trying to make sure that there is someone in the crowd while I play. Whenever I see someone there, I make sure to wave and thank them for coming afterwards. The community is also very supportive, even if it’s something as small as putting up pictures or statistics from previous games.

2. What do you enjoy about coming home to visit?

I always get very excited coming home. I love seeing my friends and family. Being able to see them, after so long, feels like a reward. Living in London is very different than what it’s like in Wallaceburg. When I’m home, wherever I go, I’m always running into someone, and that almost never happens in London. It’s so easy to get back into my old habits whenever I see a familiar face from home.

3. Would you consider making Chatham-Kent home again some day?

It’s hard to say for certain right now, because I have a few more years left for school, but as of right now, I would definitely consider making it home again. As I said before, the community is amazing and very supportive of what I’ve done. It would be great to come back and enjoy time back in my hometown.

4. What advice would you give to young athletes baCK home in Chatham-Kent?

Some advice I’d give to young athletes, is to not take it for granted. Before you know it, you might be on the court/field/ice for the last time. I only have a few more years to be able to play basketball, and I don’t know what I’ll do when it’s over. Fight for your sport, even when you find it hard at times, and never forget why you fell in love with it in the first place. Always strive to become better.

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