With less than twelve months to go to my second Olympic Games, specific training for my build up to this showpiece event has already begun. Plans are in place for the training camps I require, as well as nutritional needs, and the improvements to physical and technical aspects that will have to be made in order for me to achieve my goal of peaking for the Rio Olympics. Over the past five years I have shown glimpses of my true potential, but 2016 is the time to turn that promise into results. I am more focused than ever to achieve this.
I already have a great team around me. The support staff at Sport Wales, as always, will be assessing every area of my physical, dietary and performance psychology requirements to make me a better all round athlete. My coach, former Olympian Nigel Bevan, has provided me with a long term athlete plan that will ensure I am ready take up this challenge when my season starts in April 2016.
To achieve what both my team and I believe I can, I will need the backing and support of sponsors. This is where I am hoping you will come into play. To attend training camps, purchase new competition equipment, spend regular time with my Birmingham based coach, and to be able to provide all my nutritional requirements to aid recovery from punishing training sessions will require investment.
The difference between simply making the final and winning a medal for my country is very small at World Class level. It is with your help that these small differences can be reached. I can assure you that I am 100% committed to pushing myself to the limit in my quest for an Olympic medal. Your support will provide the difference for me to achieve something historic for us both.
Thank you for reading.