From a young age, I participated in a range of different sports, but it was when I started kayaking that I found my sporting passion. I was first introduced to kayaking in 2017 when I began paddling with the North Shore Canoe Club on Lake Pupuke. I feel so fortunate that this sport has provided me with so many wonderful opportunities. While mainly focusing on kayaking, I still play touch rugby and compete in surf lifesaving. This variation in my training helps keep me engaged while further developing my skills and fitness.

In 2021 at the New Zealand Canoe Sprint National championships, I won six national titles including both the U16 and U18 K1 500m races. Following this regatta, I qualified for the U18 World Championship team, unfortunately, due to covid restrictions, I was not able to compete. This year I have been lucky enough to be selected for this team again which means I will be travelling to Hungary to compete in August.

It has always been a dream of mine to represent New Zealand on the international sporting stage. I feel incredibly grateful to the Bobby-Stafford Bush Foundation for their support in enabling me to achieve my goals.