How I started:
I went to a local multi sport club. There were various different sports to take part in but the woman running the club was a wheelchair basketball player, I gave it a try and began training, and after a short while I was invited to county trials for the north west. Within a month I was competing in the national championship where we took home a gold medal! After that weekend I fell in love with the sport so I joined a club in nearby Carlisle and played there for 4 years.
My Greatest Achievement:
I was delighted to win a Commonwealth Games Bronze. It was amazing to compete in home games, and everything from the opening ceremony to competing in front of a packed British crowd was incredible. We had a tough game against Australia in the semi final and were unlucky to lose in overtime. However, we won the third place play off against Malaysia, achieving 21 points and bringing the game to a close. It was such a proud moment with my family watching me on the podium to receive our medals from members of the royal family.
My Greatest Challenge:
My biggest challenge is travelling and logistics around training and competing. This often meant waking up at 5 and staying in hotels while in competition, Long drives, limited food options and disrupted preparation meant that living in Barrow, Cumbria has made my career difficult at times. I’m now training and competing in Manchester which has made life a little easier.
I enjoy driving, following football, spending time with friends and family, playing Xbox, and listening to podcasts and music.
My Future Aspirations:
In the future I hope to make as many senior appearances as possible. Win the league with Manchester Revolutions and see how well we can do in the upcoming Euro Cup in Hannover. I would also love a Gold Medal at the Paris Paralympics in 2024 and future commonwealth games!