As a young boy I remember feeling excited by the stunts, the bikes and brave role models within BMX freestyle. I became inspired and fascinated with the sport that pushed the boundaries of what's possible on a bike.
From that moment on my life has revolved around BMX. It enabled me to learn at my own pace, doing something that kept me physically fit, was exciting and allowed me to use my creativity to express myself on my bike.
I realised every trick or competition was a challenge. Always dangerous and often painful. Facing these daily challenges as a BMX rider, I learned to find courage, become independent, resourceful and to build resilience.
I’ve been able to transfer the Growth Mindset and life skills I learned from riding BMX into many other areas of life including my studies, in business and in working towards achieving almost anything.
I believe sport has the power to motivate young people in a very positive way. As well as coaching BMX I spend much of my time working as an athlete mentor helping young people to achieve their goals and become the best they can be.