“Ever since I was at school, I always wanted to join Brookes. Watching the crews race at Henley Regatta made me see what an amazing programme it was. I joined Brookes in 2017 after I won Bronze at Junior Worlds in the 8+. I came to Brookes with the aim of stepping on with my rowing to hopefully become a U23 World Champion, to eventually make the Senior Team and to win Henley Royal Regatta. Since arriving at Brookes, after many tough sessions I have won the Temple Challenge Cup and become an U23 World Champion in the Mens 8+, both in 2019. Yes, the training is tough, but it shows that the hard work put in pays off in the end.
Training at Brookes has enabled my physiology to develop but mostly my mental strength – it is just a case of believing and wanting to get the most out of yourself. The environment is amazing. You just have to step into the gym to see what I mean – everyone working towards the same goal.”