A brief background on me
I guess I had a pretty extraordinary sporting career despite my accident in June 2005. The spinal cord injury in my neck meant I was never to walk again but after lifesaving operations and months in hospital I got involved in Wheelchair Rugby. I worked very hard making many personal sacrifices and despite my efforts still missed out on a place in Beijing 2008. My efforts were recognized by ParalympicsGB and I led the ‘Parade of the Hero’s’ through London, representing all the athletes working towards London 2012.
Training continued and so did my drive to improve myself as an athlete and as a leader. The reward for all the pain, sweat and tears was the pinnacle of any British athletes career this generation, Captaincy at London 2012.
I’ve worked hard and this effort has lead to success in the sport at a domestic level and on the international stage. I’ve been fortunate to take home numerous medals and been privileged to many sporting honors but none are as important to me as my part in a home Paralympic Games.
Since the London Games I continued to push myself outside my comfort zone in order to better myself and improve my personal skills. I've branched out from playing sport and now spend my time in many different roles. I work as a TV reporter and have recently worked with the BBC at the Invictus games. As well as that I've been reporting for BBC Springwatch, worked as a Wheelchair Rugby pundit on ITV and reported for Games Changers on Sky Sports1. I’d love to go into more details here but it’s all on my ‘Services’ page.
It was nice to have the efforts I make for myself and others recognized when I was voted part of the “2015 Power 100: The most influential people in Britain with a disability or impairment.” It is a real honor to be on this list.
My story is, I suppose, is one of massive highs and lows and will give any audience food for thought. Public Speaking makes up a big part of my work. I regularly work with top firms in London and International companies such as Allianz and Sky. I like to think of myself as one of life’s easy going and optimistic souls and ill share experiences honestly, engaging with the audience. I am trained in presenting and a well practiced speaker but don’t take my word for it – have a read over what others have said on my testimonials page.
Mentoring and Coaching are the other areas of life I love. The opportunity to pass on knowledge and my own experiences to help other better themselves is something I take pride in. I know I'd be nothing without the help of others.
Get in touch with any questions on my contact me page.
Sporting Career highlights to date
- 2012: Captain for London 2012 Wheelchair Rugby team
- 2012: Captain of London 2012 Wheelchair Rugby test event
- 2011: European Championships - Silver medallist
- 2011: Selected for Squad 2012 and asked to captain squad
- 2010: National Champions
- 2010: 4th with GB at the Australian Super Series
- 2008: European Cup Winners
- 2008: National Champions
- 2008: German competition winners
- 2007: European Champions
- 2007: European Cup Winners with GB
- 2006: National Champions