- Date of Birth4 Aug 1985
1. Why is wheelchair rugby so important to you?
The sport gave me a sense of purpose and an opportunity to get physically fit after my illness. It has since become my career and, through the sport, I’ve been able to travel across the world and compete at the highest level.
2. What got you into wheelchair, rugby and sport?
After a long period of time in hospital, I was looking for a way to improve my health and fitness. I caught some of the wheelchair rugby from the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing on TV and, having discovered that it was a sport for people with disabilities like mine, I decided to go and give it a try at my local club.
3. What have your achievements been whilst playing in the wheelchair rugby?
My greatest achievement with the Leicester Tigers was winning two national titles. For Great Britain, my greatest achievement was being part of the squad that competed at Tokyo 2020 and won Great Britain’s first ever medal in wheelchair rugby and the first ever gold at a Paralympics for a British team.