I completed my secondary education in Western Australia where I received a scholarship in Rugby Union. After completing my WACE examination in Australia, I returned to the United Kingdom to further my education. In 2015, I gained a qualification in Sports Coaching and Development. During this time I attended the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy and also became part of the Taunton Titans 1st 15 national 2 rugby team. I have to date played more than 100 games for Taunton Titans. I have a background of working with children with SEN both in a sporting and academic environment. I have obtained coaching and refereeing accreditation with the IRB along with various coaching in both primary and secondary schools relating to Athletics, Basketball, Cricket and Football. I have successfully completed my paediatric first aid along with various other sports and coaching certificates. In Addition to being a lead coach I am also the Safeguarding officer at L & F Multi Sports.
Whilst in Secondary Education, I played for the Plymouth Argyle Development Squad and began coaching at a primary school level. On completing my education, I joined the British Army where I played football for both my Corps and my Regiment and won multiple leagues and cups both at a national and international level. Since leaving the Army, I have obtained a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management and have also obtained a National Certificate in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness in addition to Sports Leader and Football Coaching qualifications.
I have significant experience of working with children with SEN and, in particular, in providing sport and fitness in an inclusive way.
I have also completed a level 2 certificate in understanding children and young people's mental health.
In addition to coaching, I was a retained Firefighter within my local community and still the deputy Safeguarding officer at L & F Multi Sports.
I study physics at Lancaster University, where I have enjoyed representing the university in Rugby Union for the past two years. Prior to this, I played rugby at a club level for DHSOB in Plymouth for four years, and represented my school in several cup tournaments. I have also enjoyed maintaining my interest in other sports, playing Tennis at Hill Lane Tennis club for two years, and enjoying general athletics and long distance running. I joined the L&F team in the summer of 2020, and have since developed many sports leadership skills, helping to coach and supervise in the last summer camp as well as helping to teach P.E. as part of a secondary education curriculum.