Richard started playing handball for Somerset aged 15, and within 8 months was selected to play for southwest England. A year later Richard was chosen to represent Great Britain in the European Open in Gothenburg, Sweden, playing against the likes of Russia and Sweden and scoring some goals! He continues to represent Somerset and the southwest and is hoping for another GB call up soon.
Richard developed a love of sport at Butleigh primary school inspired by Collin Bourne, this continued at St Dunstans Glastonbury with Mr James Conway. He is now studying for A levels at Wells Blue.