I became introduced to wrestling through a grassroots programme that Andrea was running in my college and I was immediately hooked!
I quickly got involved and then spent some time giving back and coaching young people including children with disabilities and also children from under privileged backgrounds. I particularly enjoyed helping those who were often not given the opportunity to be involved in wrestling. When Andrea mentioned that she wanted to revive the Catch wrestling, I signed up immediately and it has been a privilege to attend all the seminars and gradually learn the art of Catch wrestling and support Roy in the coaching.
Getting involved in wrestling is one of the best decisions I have made. It is a world where boys become men! It toughens you up both physically and mentally. I feel honoured to be part of the Snake Pit team and want to ensure that all that Roy has passed onto me that was passed to him by Billy Riley will continue and I will do my best to be part of building the future for Catch wrestling and keeping this great sport alive!
Roy and Andrea are dear friends, as are my team mates. I love that we preserve the culture what wrestling stood for historically, how we treat one another, how we carry ourselves in day to day life and how we train to be the best but always maintain a humbleness knowing that it is the only way to continually learn and grow”.