I was born and raised in Pembrokeshire and I went to school in Tenby. I've always enjoyed participating in sport and being physically active, my main sports are WCMX and Swimming.
I don't speak Welsh however I've been involved with multiple Urdd projects like the Peace and Goodwill messages and the #FelMerch conference. I've also competed in the Urdd sports competitions, there’s just so many cool ways to get involved with the Urdd!
I saw a video online, I thought it looked really cool and I wanted to give it a go. I landed my first backup after 4 months of training which is pretty cool and things just took off from there! I love it!
I think the hardest thing in sport is believing in yourself, especially when it comes to extreme sports. It's definitely all about confidence, however you build this by starting small and working your way to the top. Just give it a go!
WCMX, is basically skateboarding but on a wheelchair. I adapt my tricks from skateboarding and other wheeled sports in the skatepark to create tricks specific for WCMX. My wheelchair is specially made for the sport with suspension and skateboard wheels, however this isn't essential to start.
Disability Sport Wales are a massive help when it comes to helping disabled people in Wales get into sport. They provide opportunities for young people to try a rage of sport through their insport series, which I've been a part of to help promote WCMX. I'm now working with USA Skateboarding and skateboard GB to get WCMX & Adaptive Skateboarding to the Paralympics.
I started competing in WCMX in 2018 where I became the women's European champion. Later, in 2019 I became the Womens WCMX World champion.
Yes! I also Compete in Para swimming at an international level, I've been fortunate to travel abroad with Swim Wales to represent Wales/GB which was pretty cool!
It's important to have events like the Urdd’s Urban Games in Wales as it promotes social inclusion and increases participation levels in sport in Wales, especially for young people and children. Mental health is a big topic at the moment, it's been proven that sport and physical exercise can help improve individuals mental health so the more opportunities to get involved, the better!
Anyone can get involved with WCMX & Adaptive skateboarding and an event like the Urdd’s Urban Games is a perfect place to start. All you need is a positive attitude and a Helmet!!
I think it’s important to stick at what you're comfortable with and not push yourself too far. You don’t need a WCMX wheelchair to get started in the sport, but protection like a helmet, knee pads/elbow pads are very important, especially when learning.