How did you first get involved in your sport?
Through school activity where Jon Salfield came into the school to start kids fencing.
What does a typical week look like for you?
Monday - school, homework, fencing club (footwork) - help teach younger kids. Tuesday - school, homework, fencing lesson, then fencing club (squad training). Wednesday - school, homework, free time. Thursday - school, homework, fencing club (sparring). Friday - school, homework, free time. Saturday/Sunday - if no competition meet friends - go to beach/cinema/etc.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
Winning and being part of a successful team.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
To be selected for the GB team for under 17 European and World Fencing Championships. To get into last 16 of an under 17 international.
What are your long term aims?
To represent GB at the 2016 Olympics and to win gold in 2020.
Who is your sporting hero?
James Honeybone - because he never gives up and always wants to win.
What do you do in your free time?
Apart from fencing I do my homework, play badminton and basketball, meet with friends, take my dogs to the beach. Facebook, Xbox, watch TV.
- October 2011 Selected for GB U20 Sabre international (Poland), aged 14
- 2011 Moneteau Minime International U15 - Gold (first ever GB fencer to win in 30 years)
- 2011 British Youth Championships U14 - Gold
- 2011 England Youth Championship U15 - Gold (aged 13)
- 2011 Public School Championships U15 - Gold
- October 2011 Last 64 in Meylan
- 2011 Beford Sabre U20 - Bronze
- November 2010 Selected for GB U17 Sabre international (Germany), aged 13
- 2010 British Youth Championships U14 - Gold
- Selection for the GB team for U17 European and World Fencing Championships
- 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games
"Will is an extremely talented 14-yr old fencer with much potential to achieve at elite level. He has an exceptional attitude and work ethic, shows exellent leadership, helping young fencers, and is always willing to learn. He is 6th in the Junior (U20) rankings, at the age of 14. He won the Monneteau French International U15 Championships, an excellent result, and not achieved by a GB Cadet in the last 30 years, and also won the English U15 championships." - Penny Spink MBE, British Fencing Board Director