I started judo when I was five years old in my hometown of Shrewsbury.  My dad did judo when he was younger and he introduced both me and my brother to the sport.  

In 2005 I moved up to Edingburgh to train full time and I am still competing with my sights firmly set on competing at the  Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. My career highlight to date is winning the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

Sport has sport has made me into the person I am today.  The key thing that I have learned on my judo journey so far is that setting goals is really important. Goals can be big or they can be small, but if you don’t have a goal or a plan its really difficult to know where you are going or where you want to get to, and it's even more difficult to see where you have come from and how much you’ve improved. Goal setting is also a crucial skill to have in order to be successful in life

Last year I graduated from Edinburgh Uni with a BSc Hons in Sport and Recreation Management.

Giving Back 

I supported on the first Get on Track programme in Scotland in 2015 and then on the programmes that happened the year after. I also was the support athlete for some of the Get on Track programme held in the North East of England in 2016 as well as delivering the On Track to Achieve programme in schools in 2016.

More than Medals

Sarah joined the More than Medals athlete transition programme in January 2020.

Competitive Record

5th Place World Championships

3 x European Championship Medals

1st Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

7 times British Champion

Numerous World and European Grand Prix & Grand Slam medals