How did you first get involved in your sport?
As a very young child I had extremely high energy levels and had a tendency to do daredevil things and liked the feeling of the 'adrenalin rush'! At three my mum thought it would be a good idea to learn to do these 'tricks' properly and put me into a pre-school gymnastics class. I loved it and the rest as they say is history!
What does a typical week look like for you?
Mon-Fri 8.45am - 3.15pm school in Nottingham, 3.15 -4.30 travel to Birmingham, 4.30-8.30pm training, 8.30-9.45pm travel home to Nottingham. Saturday leave Notts 8am travel to Birmingham, 9.30-1.30 training, travel back to Notts. Saturday pm and Sunday - school work.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
I enjoy simply being in the gym and training as a unit with the other gymnasts. I love competing and the adrenalin rush I get which helps give me an 'edge' during routines.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
To increase skill level by 2 per apparatus ready for competition. To increase 'D' value by 5 tenths per apparatus and reduce 'E' deductions by 5 tenths. To have all Element Groups on all apparatus.
What are your long term aims?
Junior European Championships - GB Team selection 2014. Junior European Championships Apparatus Finalist (medallist) 2014. World Championships consideration 2017. Commonwealth Games 2018 consideration. World Championships Selection 2019. Olympic Games Selection 2020. Olympic Games Team medal 2024. Olympic Games Apparatus Final (possible medal).
Who is your sporting hero?
As a sportsman Sir Steve Redgrave is my ultimate hero. To win five gold medals in five successive Olympic Games takes a unbelievable physical and mental strength and has to make him the greatest Olympian ever. Even now he has retired he still works extremely hard and pushes himself to the limit and has used his sporting profile to raise over 5 million pounds for charity.
- Selected to compete for GB four times in 2009 (Hungary), 2010 (Austria), 2011 (Switzerland & France)
- 2010 Overall British Champion
- 2009, 2010, 2011 British Setwork Champion
- Competed for England in 2011 UK School Games and winning 3 medals only 6 weeks after breaking hand
- 2010 Winning Team Gold and All Around U14 Gold for GB in Austria against 13 other countries
- April 2011 Gold medal on High Bar at U16 at an international competition
- British Teams U14, March
- British Setwork Championships, May
- 2012 British Championships, November
- Re-selection to GB Elite Performance Squad 2012/13
- Selection for at least one international competition during 2012 season
- Selection by British Gymnastics to the Top Junior Squad as of 2013