Well Christmas has come and gone and now seems an age away. The new year brings many challenges which start pretty well immediately. Next weekend sees the British Trials in Sheffield, these two days are particularly important for selection for both the GB Squad and selection for foreign competitions so a good performance would be a real bonus. First things first though, I need to get my fitness back up to scratch after the recent break, even though I have still been training, it has not been as intensive as I normally would. So now I have just over a week to get back to peak performance for the main event. Fingers crossed I will have some news to update in the near future.
Good news, no in fact great news Saturday I became British Champion by winning the Gold Medal at Sheffield EIS in the British Closed Championships, formerly known as the British Trials. This is tremendously important to me to ensure that I can now get the experience I need abroad to compete on the world circuit.
Despite me fighting well below my best, the day started well with me winning my first two fights by ippon, both fights won by armlocks. The one unfortunate competitor tried to resist too long and I was sure I had broken his arm, but I am pleased to say that he was alright – just sore.
Partnered with:Asda Cannock
My dream is to become European, World and Olympic Champion. There is a long way between here and there and a lot of hard work and dedication is required, but I am prepared to make sacrifices to achieve my goal.