How I Started
I got into Skateboarding because my dad was a skater and was skating straight after work every day, but because he was out so often I wanted to join in, and so I did! We used to skate at Boneyard and Rampworx. My dad then took me to a bigger skatepark in Stockport where there was a vert ramp, there I got the opportunity to learn how to skate vert and began competing in the vert series. My first competition was the Natural Born Skaters in 2003.
My Greatest Achievement
My greatest achievement is travelling to Vancouver to compete in the Skateboarding World Cup on my 13th birthday. I placed 8th at the time and it was the first time I had competed alongside an all-women’s roster at a vert competition. I was also the third female to land a 540 air, I remember trying to land it at a competition in Sweden but narrowly missed it and fell! Once I got home I knew that I could land it, and within a month of learning it, I did!
My Greatest Challenge
My greatest challenge was that I was the only female in the UK competing in Vert Skating, and faced discrimination being the only female competing in Vert Skating! I did have a lot of support from different groups, but when I did go to the likes of Canada, the judges could have penalised me for not having the sponsors or the backing behind me, but all I wanted to do was go out, prove myself, and have fun skating!
Outside of Skateboarding, I love other board sports like Snowboarding and Wakeboarding, and I also enjoy going out for walks and consistently challenging myself to be the best version of myself!
My Future goals
In the future, I would like to encourage more people young and old to pick up skateboarding! I would also like to continue coaching and judging the latest skateboarding competitions around the world!