As a child growing up, if I’m honest it wasn’t all about rugby for me. Being from Cornwall I used to love being on the beaches, anything to do with being in the sea and just being your standard kid. I’m from a fishing family, as many generations back as we can remember has been out on the boats earning a hard living but I’m the first not to have carried on our family business.
My mum took me down to my local rugby club aged 4 Penzance and Newlyn Pirates where I spent a good chunk of a month stood beside her leg not wanting to join in. After a while and my mum and dad persevering with taking me to the ground I got to know what I would still say my best friends I fell in love with playing.
Growing up I went to my local schools in Newlyn and Penzance and later went on to Truro Collage where I really got the chance to focus on my rugby and have the goal of becoming a professional rugby player.