The thing I enjoyed most when I first started judo was the idea that I could fight other people and that mam and dad couldn't give me a row for it! But, no, on a serious level I fell in love with the idea that I could make tons of friends and see the world through being a judoka.
I started when I was two and a half years old. By now, I'm twenty, and I'm equally in love with the sport.
Since the beginning, I have been a member of my local club in Maesteg and have been coached by Kerry Pulvirenti. I'm still a member of that club, and it's great now that I have reached the levels that I have, that I can share this with Kerry. Somebody once said to me: "never forget your first coach" - and I have no intention of doing so.
By now I am a student in Bath and also represent the University at judo. There's nothing better though, than coming home to the local club and fighting the same people I have always fought. And the best thing? Mam and dad still can't shout at me for it!
I have been attending the same club for nearly 18 years and I see this as quite the commitment. I want to prove that this commitment and the focus I have for it will take me all the way to the Olympic games in London 2012. Simple.