Thanks for taking the time to look at my site and to find out more about my journey that took me from a young girl with anorexia to an England Rugby Union player. My career has take many turns over the years. My initial interest in sport helped me overcome anorexia as a young girl and at the age of 16 I decided that my passion was rugby. In 2006, at the age of 22 I crossed over to Great Britain's women's bobsleigh team. I represented GB in bobsleigh competing in Junior Championships, the British Championship and on the European circuit. After three years I transferred from ice back to the field. Since then I have represented England in a number of World Cups. I was part of England's World Cup winning team in 2014 and the same year the team won the BBC Sports Personality of the year award for "Team of the Year". Along the way I have had to battle with severe alopecia, pars fractures and several unfortunate injuries. At times, during my career progression the future appeared daunting and scary but I have always set out to be the best I can be. There are three core values that I feel very strongly about.
- Work hard - push yourself to break your boundaries.
- Be brave - fight to reach your dreams and your goals. Take risks and chances.
- Believe in yourself - believe that your goals can happen. Have faith in your own ability. Accept yourself.
These core values have got me through my difficult times and got me to where I am today. I believe that nothing can hold you back to achieve your full potential.