She started playing volleyball at the age of nine at Kawaii primary School. Meet Florence Bosire, one of the best setters in the country. Recently,she was part of the Prisons team that won the Africa Women Volleyball Championship trophy for the fourth time. She did not participate but had a hand in the win.
When did you start playing volleyball?
I started playing volleyball at the age of 9 at Kawaii Primary school then extended this to Lugulu Girls which was also a pipeline for Volleyball back then and they sponsored me on a full bursary for four years.
When was your first national team call-up?
I was first called to the national team in 2008 and participated in the World cup qualification matches in Algeria. I then joined Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in 2008 where I started playing professional volleyball.
When did you join Kenya Prisons?
I joined Kenya Prisons in 2009 and that has been my home up to now.
How far have you traveled with Volleyball?
I have gone far and wide with volleyball. My first outing was with KCB in the African Championships in Cairo, last year I was with Kenya Prisons in Japan and I was also there with the national team for the world championships.
Which are the best moments and worst moments of your career?
My best moment was when I had my first trip with the national team to the World Cup in Japan. I played against Italy and the result was great. Japan was also a mixture of this as my worst moment also came from their when I fractured my ankle that is why I have not participated in the Africa Club Championships that we just won.
What are your future plans as a volleyball player?
At the moment I am at Prisons. They have employed me and I have to honor that. If a chance comes for me to go pro I will gladly take the opportunity.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
I will be one of the best setters in the country.
What do you do off the field. Who is Florence Bosire off the field?
I am very talkative and I love meeting new people and friends. I also love visiting new places. I am simple and down to earth. Watching movies is my hobby and that is me.