How did you first get involved in your sport?
Through high jump at school and then by joining my club AFD in June 2010.
What does a typical week look like for you?
I am currently studying for my A levels, therefore I train after college. I train with my coach three times a week, for 1 hour and a half to 2 hours. I also train two times a week at home and do stretches every day, which were given to me by my physio.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
I get a huge enjoyment out of the sport, in a range of ways. However, I particularly love being able to develop skills to an elite level. I find it fascinating to see how such hard work can bring such pleasurable success. Being a sportsperson has also helped me to gain confidence in myself and be more proud of what I have achieved. It is these things which I believe I will continue to carry with me and share throughout my life.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
To improve overall fitness to enhance performance. To perform at the maximum level in major championships. Aim to achieve the overall Power of 10 standard of 1.83 for all age groups by the World Junior trials in June 2012.
What are your long term aims?
To perform at a level which would secure selection at senior level with a view to selection for the Brazil Olympics.
Who is your sporting hero?
Blanka Vlasic is my sporting hero and someone who I look up to, as she is a very confident performer and a technically excellent high jumper. Yet, when she does not do well she accepts it with grace. From this she is unlike many well known people, as she comes across as very down to earth. She is inspirational!
What do you do in your free time?
Aside from training and doing school work, I enjoy being active with my family, going to the theatre, cinema and art galleries, taking photographs and keeping in touch with my friends and extended family.
How will your SportsAid award help you?
Contribution to winter training, kit, overnight stays & entry fees for major competitions, physio treatment.
- 2011 National Track & Field Championships, Bedford U17 High Jump - Gold
- 2011 Ranked Under 17 UK No1
- 2011 SEAA Inter-Counties Championships, Abingdon U20 - Gold
- 2011 Surrey County Championships U17 - Gold
- 2011 Hampshire County Schools Championships U17 - Gold
- 2010 ISA National Championships - 5th
- To perform at the maximum level in the National Championships/World Junior trials
- To perform at the maximum level in the English Schools' Championships
- Selection at international level in the U20 age group
- Compete at 2016 Olympic Games