Course and Year of Study
Engineering (4th Year)
Oxford University Lacrosse Club
Highest Competition Level
International representation for England, 2014 to present
Bronze in the 2015 U19 World Championships, and gold in the 2019 Senior European Championships
Short Term Aspirations
Be selected for the Senior World Championships in summer 2021
Long Term Aspirations
Manage to fit in the correct amount of training once i've started a job to allow me to still compete internationally
How did you get into the sport?
Lacrosse was the main sport at my secondary school
How has the Blues Performance Scheme helped you?
It has provided me with frequent, valueable 1 on 1 S&C, so I have built up the areas I was weaker in, as well as continuing to increase in strength overall. The access to a nutritionist and psychologist has also helped me work on aspects of performance I had not given any thought to previously
What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?
Doing sport is really beneficial to my uni work as it helps me focus; without sport I would have too much energy and be too agitated to sit still and work. I recommend doing some form of exercise each day definitely. To balance sport and academia I write lists each day of when I have what going on, and make sure I have enough time for sport and work as well as seeing friends and family.
How have you managed training during lockdown?
I have actually slightly increased my training load as I have so much more time, and my sessions usually are speed based ones in the hills aroud where I live or strength based using the weights we have plus some tyres and logs.
Any advice for Oxford Uni athletes during lockdown?
Maintaining training and a routine as much as possible is good for mental health, at least I find this as it stops me viewing the lockdown with a negative outlook. Insta live HIIT workouts are also really great!