JJ was introduced to fencing during a school assembly aged eleven. He was hooked instantly and couldn’t wait to try it for real at his next PE lesson. He went home “raving” about it but his parents were not convinced, fearful of the cost. When JJ returned home from school the next day with a letter saying that he could be “quite good” they couldn’t refuse.
With the support of his family, JJ hasn’t looked back and is now part of the men’s sabre squad training in London with Tokyo 2020 firmly in his sights.
When he’s not training or competing he’s often seen on the golf course or out and about in London with friends and some shopping bags. He’s also done some modelling.
Primary: Montbelle Primary School
Secondary: Kemnal Technology College
“Sport was always something I took to and I’d encourage anyone to pursue what makes them happy and what they excel in. Whether it be academia, arts or anything else.”
“Surround yourself with the people who are going to help you grow.”
“The best advise that I can give to budding fencers is to always keep in mind why you love the sport, when it’s going easy and when it’s going rough”
“My fencing ambitions (both individual and team) lie within the Olympic Games. They always have.”
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