How did you first get involved in your sport?
I attended a gym to help the rehabilitation of my dad after a serious motorcycle accident, due to my height a member of staff suggested that I join a rowing club.
What does a typical week look like for you?
I train eight times a week including weights, water sessions, gym sessions and ergo sessions. I go to college full time but have a timetable with gaps long enough for me to train.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
I enjoy training towards a meaningful goal, and the satisfaction felt when you achieve it.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
Go sub 6.10 for 2k.
What are your long term aims?
Go to Rio Olympics, make the GB team for World Cups and World Championships.
Who is your sporting hero?
James Cracknell, because even though he was not the biggest or strongest rower of his time, he has an amazing ability to push himself to the absolute limits.
What do you do in your free time?
I don't have a great deal of free time, but when I'm not training, at college or sleeping I like to play the guitar and socialise with friends.
How will your SportsAid award help you?
Towards transport, equipment, accommodation, kit, trianing camps, nutrition.
- 7/8/2011 World Junior Rowing Championships Double Scull - 6th
- 8/10/2011 Pairs Head of the River Senior IM1 Double Scull - Gold
- 30/01/2011 English Indoor Rowing Championships - Gold
- Novemeber 2010 GB Junior Trials - 4th
- Selected for Munich Junior International Regatta in May 2011
- October 2011 achieved personal best at GB U23 Trials
- Youth Olympics 2013
- U23 World Championships
- 2016 Olympic Games
"This athlete represented Great Britain last year at the World Junior Rowing Championships and is a likely candidate to be selected for a GB team in 2012." - Richard Boulton, British Rowing Lead Coach, Juniors