Kent Sport Small Grant for FANS Members
Sport involved in at a national level:
Black Lion Swimming Club
Gravesham Fencing Club
North Kent Pentathlon Club
Medway and Maidstone Athletics Club
A new laser gun
What are some of your best achievements to date?
- GB selection for the Under 17’s European Championships in 2018, coming 34th in Europe.
- GB selection for Under 17’s team at the Leira Cup in Portugal – April 2019.
- Selection for two overseas GB training camps 2018 and 2019.
What do you do to help you prepare for a competition?
Targeted training in all events in the lead up to the competitions and completing set warm ups for all events.
What are some of the challenges you have experienced within your chosen sport?
Logistically, there are only a few pentathletes competing locally at my level so I spend a lot of time training on my own which can be demoralising. Financially, competing in five sports is very expensive and involves a lot of travel and membership fees in each area. Personally, I didn’t perform well at GB rankings this year. I placed 5th in GB but the World Cup team was selected from the top 3!