How I Started
I was born in Queensferry in North Wales. I have Cerebral Palsy and I first began playing cricket for Wales when I was 21, I was in the team that beat England at Lords in 1996! In 2000 I was selected for Team GB at the Summer Paralympics, competing in the T38 sprint. I was then selected for a further four Paralympic Games.
My Greatest Achievement
My greatest achievement is winning the bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. It was immense, I recall standing on the podium as a tear dropped down my face! It was a feeling of pride and joy that I can’t explain as when I was born, my parents were told I wouldn’t be able to walk!
My Greatest Challenge
My greatest setback has always been having Cerebral Palsy. When I was young, I was told that I would never be able to walk. These critics gave me a drive, a fire lit within me. I wanted to prove everyone wrong, so I kept working towards my goals, and after I had already began competing within cricket, and other different competitions, I managed to be selected for the T38 sprint in the 2000 Summer Paralympics. After being told I would never be able to walk, and there I was, sprinting in the Paralympics!
My hobbies include going to the cinema, reading and listening to music! I love all types of media, from films to books. I listen to lots of classical music too! I love fictional books like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter!