“TASS support came at just the right time for me. It allowed me to learn so much about training and nutrition which I continue to benefit from.
“For me, the most valuable service was the strength and conditioning support. The regular contact with an experienced S&C coach and having a program made for my needs allowed me to make great gains on court.
“I’ve only been playing goalball for the last six years, but it has allowed me to make so many sporting gains and also to meet fellow student athletes who can understand the ups and downs of being a dual career athlete!
“In terms of balancing both sides of my life, I love medicine and I love sport - I don’t think I could make a choice between them. It can be challenging to manage the demands of sport and my professional career, but I think that it helps mentally to have both to focus on.
“I’ve been fortunate in that goalball has opened so many new doors for me. For example, after winning a sports award I was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace which was an amazing experience!”