I am a former GB judo fighter that has represented GB for a number of years until my retirement in 2011. Upon retirement I completed a sports coaching degree at the University of Lincoln before completing a teaching degree. In 2014 an opportunity came about working at the National training centre in Walsall working with the GB Paralympic team. I have been in place ever since and coaching achievements include a number of European, World and Paralympic medals including a Gold and Silver medal in Tokyo. These medals ensured that I won the Mussabini medal which is given to gold medal winning coaches at the games. Following the Tokyo games my job role has changed and I am still the Paralympic lead coach but I have also added the Olympic development coaching role to my responsibilities.