Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Ellesmere Port, ENG
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in December 2015.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join the 'Ski Spectacular' event in Colorado, United States of America, which is organised by the Hartford Foundation. He was fascinated by the sport after trying it out. "Irrelevant of whether my leg was hurting or not, I was still able to sit in the sit-ski and make my way down the slope. I no longer felt disabled as on the snow I was capable of doing the same as any able-bodied skier."
Club / Team
Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team [AFPST]: Great Britain
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's the buzz. I've always looked for the adrenaline rush and I've found it in skiing." (afpst.co.uk, 17 Feb 2018)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (afpst.co.uk, 17 Feb 2018)
In 2008 he was hit by the blast from an improvised explosive device [IED] while he was serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. His left leg had to be amputated below the knee, while the muscle in his right leg was seriously damaged. He also shattered his pelvis in the incident. (teamarmy.org, 17 Sep 2018; afpst.co.uk, 17 Feb 2018)