Emma won the World Windsurfing Championships in San Francisco in August last year. She was first in the under 15 event despite being two years younger than most of her rivals. She comes from a talented family of windsurfers; mum Penny is three-times windsurfing world champion and now her coach, and her brother Daniel is also a member of the RYA National Junior Windsurfing Squad.
How did you first get involved in your sport?
Through my mum and brother.
What does a typical week look like for you?
School, windsurfing and hockey!
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
Winning and meeting new people!
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
Top 5 in U17 Worlds and Europeans.
What are your long term aims?
Gold medal 2016 Olympics, gold medal 2020 Olympics.
Who is your sporting hero?
Kelly Holmes as I remember sitting on the sofa watching her win gold!!
What do you do in your free time?
- Ranked U15 World No1
- RYA National Junior Windsurfing Squad
- 2011 Windsurfing World Championships U15 - Gold
- 2011 Windsurfing European Championships U15 - Gold
- 2010 UK Youth and Masters National Championships U15 - Gold
- 2010 UK Junior National Championships U15 - Gold
- U17/U15 World Championships, Holland
- U17/U15 European Championships
- U17 UK events
"To be nominated for a SportsAid award by the RYA all athletes have proven they can perform against others in their age group and are on the RYA's Youth and Junior pathway." - James Tilley, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth Racing Operations Officer