Home base: London
Club: London Penguin
Also played for: Locatelli Genova in Italian A2 division, UNSW Sydney Australia, University of Manchester, City of Manchester
How did you get into water polo? I used to swim competitively and one day after training the coach gave us a ball to mess around with. I really enjoyed it and quickly got bored with swimming and enjoyed the challenge of water polo, and I haven’t looked back.
Position: Centre back and 4/5.
Best goal scored this season in BWPL? I’ve had a couple of long distance shots from around half way.
Best player played with: Frankie Snell, who played for Penguin and then represented Team GB in the 2012 Olympics.
Best player played against: While I played in Italy, I trained with Rapallo and Bogliasco for a few months and got to play with Aleksandra Cotti who had just won silver at the Olympics in Rio. I also played in a few summer tournaments with men and women from the Italian national team, which was a great experience.
Most influential coach: John Lake (Shakey) who sadly passed away last year and is missed by everyone at Penguin.
Most memorable match: Probably when Penguin won Silver at the British Champs in 2012.
Best venue played at for water polo: Probably Neptunes WPSC in Malta or Circolo Canottieri Ortigia in Sicily.
How has your experience on the National squads benefited your Club? I was part of the GB Junior set-up when I first started playing aged 16, and it all happened quite quickly. I then took a gap year and played in Sydney, and when I came back, the national squad had a focus on the 2012 Olympics. Since then, I have had some incredible opportunities to play with teams abroad which I never expected.
Your representative honours? GB Juniors