About the project

Since making the decision to leave my job and follow my dream of training full time in July, I have massively developed as an athlete. I compete in olympic freestyle wrestling and have over 12 years of international experience. I have been a member of the Scottish, British and since 2013 Australian national teams. This year I was honoured when I was asked to be the Commonwealth Games Australia ambassador for wrestling in the lead up to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Not only do I now believe that I am capable of competing against some of the best wrestlers in the world, I've realised that I can actually go beyond that and beat them too. This year I aim to qualify for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to represent Australia and make the nation that has been so kind to me and my family proud. I am originally from Scotland but have lived in Australia for 8 years. I really want the opportunity to give something back to the country in the form of a medal on home soil. Following the 2018 Commonwealth Games I will set my sights even higher as I aim to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. I really hope that results at the highest level will be able to raise the profile of wrestling within Australia and encourage many people that would have never heard of the sport to give it a try.

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