TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

I’ve had a really busy summer! It began with Rugby 7s in Japan where I captained Hartpury College. Japan was fascinating and the rugby was challenging. I was lucky enough to be asked to give the Athletes Oath at the opening ceremony and speak on behalf of all the English speaking competitors. It was an experience I will never forget.

 I was then called up to England U20s in July for the Tri Nations Championship for the second year running. This time it was held in England at Loughborough University and we were in camp there for the two weeks of the tournament. I played against USA, scoring my first try for England, however in doing so I injured my leg and was unable to play in the second game against Canada. However, England beat Canada so we retained the Tri Nations trophy we won last summer.

 I was then selected to play for England U18s in August in the European 7s Championships held in Poland. We had an excellent tournament and made it to the final where we lost to France and ended up collecting the Silver Medals. Although it would have been amazing to get the Gold, we had worked very hard as a team and couldn’t have done more than we did on the day.

 Life is about to change for me as I begin my University course in Durham. I have transferred up to Darlington Mowden Park “Sharks” to continue my Premiership rugby but hope to also play for Durham University Women’s Rugby team too.

And to cap it all I have just been selected for the England U20 squad for the 2019/2020 season.

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Our Goal

TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.