Course and Year of Study
DPhil Materials (2nd year)
Truro Fencing Club and Salle Boston
Highest Competition Level
Bronze medal with the England team at the Commonwealth Games in 2015
Short Term Aspirations
Earn an individual medal at Commonwealths
Long Term Aspirations
Top 64 at a World Cup tournament
How did you get into the sport?
I loved watching 'the Parent Trap' when I was younger. In that movie there is a scene with fencing and I just thought it was really cool and wanted to give it a try. Almost 15 years later I guess it stuck!
What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?
Your schedule is your best friend, and be aware of your priorities. Make sure you have time to do the things you need to and also give yourself time to relax - that should be a priority too!
How have you managed training during lockdown?
I have stayed active, but the intensity has dropped. It is hard to train at your fullest on your own. Where possible I recommend trying to connect with others during your workouts even if it is just comparing times on Strava or doing a zoom core session together.