Q. In a couple of sentences tell us a little bit about yourself…
I currently work as a Teaching Assistant 5 days a week alongside training at the National Judo Centre in Cardiff. I originally trained at Swindon Judo Club before progressing to Bradley Stoke Judo Club where I started taking judo more seriously and competing more.
Q. How did you first get into judo?
I got into Judo thanks to my Auntie and Dad who decided to take my cousin and I along to a session because they had done judo before and wanted us to get into it. I really loved judo from the first session.
Q. How does judo contribute to the rest of your life and make you a better person?
Judo helps me become the best version of myself and teaches me life lessons everyday. Judo has made me more mature and responsible. Judo also teaches me to push myself to my limits and to never give up.
Q. What are your passions or hobbies outside of judo and how do you think judo helps in those areas / vice versa?
Outside of judo I like to travel, Judo helps because it allows me to travel while doing the sport I love.
Q. Who is your greatest sporting role model and why?
My sporting role model is Uta Abe, she continually shows that it doesn’t matter what age you are you can achieve anything.
Q. What do you consider your greatest sporting achievement to date?
My greatest sporting achievement is getting a European Cup medal at senior level.
Q. Where can we see you competing this year? Any main goals you would be willing to share?
This year I can see myself competing at European Cups and European Opens. My main goal for 2020 is to get a European Cup medal and perform well at every event I compete at.
Q. What is one piece of advice would you give the next generation of judoka?
Enjoy the journey! There will be bad days, good days and great day but just enjoy them all and take every opportunity you can!