I took part in 4 Europa Cup Banked Slalom races where I came 4th, 2nd, 2nd and 1st place. The race where I got first place gave me a wildcard entry into my first World Cup Race for Banked Slalom and came 8th (last). I was then selected by GB Snowsport to compete at the Para Snowsports World Championships in Lillehammer in January 2022 and I came 6th in the Banked Slalom competition.
I finished the Para Snowboard season 2nd Overall for Europa Cup and 13th Overall for World Cup. Since then, as the main team have been focusing on Beijing, I stayed out in Austria for the rest of the season where I took myself to Snowboard Cross competitions run by Snowboard Germany and competed against able bodied competitors, finishing the season 3rd overall for that race league.
Where do you live: High Wycombe in the Summer, Austria in the Winter
Where do you train: Austria and wherever the team goes.
When did you come in to the sport: I have been snowboarding since I was 13, but only became a Para Snowboarder in 2021
What or who inspired you: Helping as a volunteer at the London 2012 Paralympics brought Para Sport into the spotlight but it was another 9 years before I got my impairment and since then, following the journeys of other para snowboarders has inspired me.
How much does it cost you to compete:
- Equipment: At least £4,000. This year I need to by race boards to help me compete better.
- Training: £2,000
- Travel: £2,000
- Entries: £500
- Accommodation: £3,000