Hi everyone, I’m trying to raise some funds to support my training towards next years Olympic Games and beyond.
I have been involved in the sport of Track & Field (Athletics) for 20 years and have been throwing the Hammer for the last 16. I have never wanted to hold my hand out or even ask for help of any kind in fear of being judged as another one of those athletes seeking a pay day.
The sport owes me nothing, nor do I wish to make anything from it - I just want to be able to train and compete to the best of my ability.
The last 2 years of my training have shown me that qualifying for the Olympic Games is more than just the outlandish dream I had as a kid, but very much a reality with the right pieces in place.
Hammer Throwing is not very glamorous and, as a result, there is very little money in the sport. Now, with the current issues we all face with COVID-19, the very little that was available has pretty much dried up. I am very fortunate to be a member of the Velaasa Track Club and receive a little help from Athletics Northern Ireland, everything else is funded through savings and my parents generosity.
I’m fully aware that a lot of people may be unable to financially support me due to the current climate and the challenges we are all facing, but if the most you’re able to do is help me share this page, then that would help out a ton.
Below are a few links that’ll show more of my training from this year and a link to my insta so you can keep up to date with everything.