Introduction

Joe is based at the British Judo Performance Institute in Dartford. He took up Judo in 2004 but took a break from training while he completed his degree in English, returning to the sport aged 23.

He graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2008. His long term ambition is to be a teacher and he plans to take a post-graduate degree after 2012.

He narrowly missed out on qualification for Beijing in the +100kg category but younger brother Sam won a bronze medal.

Profile

Date of birth: 1 June 1982

Borough/District: Dartford

Club:  Dartford Judo Centre

Career highlights

  • 2012: Reached the Quarterfinal of the Men’s -100kg category at London 2012
  • 2012: Selected for ParalympicsGB at London 2012
  • 2010: Silver medal at the IBSA Judo World Championships held in Antalya, Turkey
  • 2010: Silver medal at the IBSA Judo German Open held in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2009: Silver medal at the IBSA European Judo Championship held in Debrecen, Hungary