“I survived a near fatal road accident in 2002. Despite the devastation of my injuries including the amputation of my right leg below the knee I worked hard to return to the active lifestyle I enjoyed. Martial arts, soccer, climbing, trail running, and fly fishing, each has enabled and sustained my recovery.
In December 2013 I came across VX at an event hosted by Leeds Trinity University. At the invitation of Dr Paul Hildreth and Helen Mackenzie I took the opportunity to give it a go. Fast paced, fun and dynamic. VX places a strong emphasis on fair play, inclusivity and respect, core values we can all aspire to.
I recognised the potential of VX to develop physical balance, proprioception and coordination and offer a mentally engaging workout that enables social participation, develops communication skills and boosts self-esteem.
As a global sport with an aim for inclusion to the Olympic Games I am very happy to offer my support and I am honoured to become a patron of VX. “