How did you get into hockey and why do you love the sport?
I was introduced to hockey by my dad who played & captained Wales & GB. It is a fast-paced game which requires a lot of technical skill in everything you do. Being a part of a team is probably my favourite part of the sport.
What does your usual day look like?
Training in the morning, coaching in the afternoon and then training in the evening; unless its a game day!
How are your days looking with the current Stay At Home directive?
I live with 2 other hockey players, one of which is NuroKor athlete Alan Forsyth! We have turned the back garden into a gym and I have got a bike and turbo trainer in my room so we are training like normal physically with sessions on the bike, runs and weight sessions but no hockey at the moment. Living with other athletes makes a big difference.
What is your proudest moment?
First international cap and becoming captain for the Wales Senior Squad.
If you weren't an athlete, what would you be?
Something involved in fitness, nutrition or wellness. I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to the performance stuff!
What injuries have you had an how did/do they affect you?
I recently broke my foot (September 2019), this put me out of hockey for three months. Which has been my longest period of not playing since I picked up a stick!
How does NuroKor help you manage your recovery?
I used NuroKor constantly once the bone had started healing.
There are so many small muscles in your foot, it helped me to come back a month earlier than was predicted!
Getting those muscles stronger was so important before I started putting some impact through it.
Where do you use the device?
In general day to day use, I use mostly on my legs (quads, calves, hamstrings, glutes), during training our legs need a lot of TLC and NuroKor is my main go-to when it comes to looking after them.
What's next for you? Next big goal?
Obviously we are in uncertain times when it comes to sport. We were supposed to have a number of international games and tournaments this summer but they have all been cancelled. So now looking at next season, with my club East Grinstead and internationally onto the Europeans next year (unless it is moved because other competitions have!). In the meantime, staying in and getting fitter. Focusing on improving small parts of my game and life.