Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult. I am hoping to show through my sport and achievements that people with Asperger's can be successful given the right support and opportunity. I aim to be a positive role model for those with Asperger's and became a patron for charity Anna Kennedy Online.
Started public speaking in 2010 about my kickboxing achievements and ethos to training. Progressed into speaking about Asperger's Syndrome and how it affects my life and my sport in both good ways and bad ways. I have a positive attitude to life and aim to show this in my talks.
I have been training with the BCKA in kickboxing since I was 13 and in that time have achieved my second degree black belt and won the WKC World Championships in 2011, 2012 & 2013. I was also Northamptonshire Sport's Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year 2012 & 2013 and received a Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame award in 2013.
Kickboxing has given me discipline and an attitude to never give up
I want to show what people with Asperger's can do when given the right support and opportunity.