Great Britain Volleyball Team
England Senior beach Volleyball Team
When I first went to meet Jess, I spotted an extremely athletic figure dressed head to toe in grey. I've quickly come to learn that her love of grey is on par with her love of volleyball and most of her DBA apparel will be a varying shade of this colour with touch of maroon to mix it up a bit!
As a student at Bath University, Jess took up Beach Volleyball and was quickly selected for two U21 World Championships. Six years ago she teamed up with Vicky Palmer and the rest is history. They currently compete on the World Tour, CEV Tour and National Circuit, have won the British Title four from four and represented Team England at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
It's hard for any athlete competing in a minority sport, on the world stage, against full time athletes but Jess doesn't let this stop her put 100% into training around her job as a sports therapist in Bournemouth.
We are very proud of what Jess and Vicky have achieved to date and we don't need to be asked twice to support these girls on beaches around the world!
2018 Commonwealth Games
4 x National Championships
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
My family. They have been my biggest supporters since day 1 and seeing how proud they are always makes me want to strive for more.
WHO'S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR SPORT?
Volleyball wise probably my high school teacher as she introduced me to Volleyball and thought I could be good.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
‘There should be no boundary to human endeavor"- SH
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ATHLETE?
WHAT IS YOUR PRE-COMPETITON RITUAL?
Pre game I like to have my hair braided and get some good music pumping but its all about frame of mind. Rituals are just habits people think they need. If you are ready to fight, that comes from within!
WHICH ACRESS WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?
Rachel McAdam’s is my favourite!
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Sleep, Food, Music, Movies, My people!!
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I’m pretty handy with a football!
WHAT'S ON YOUR CURRENT iPOD?
My favourite song is Vallis Alps - Young but I am a secret gangster so Cardi B is featuring a lot at the moment!