• Lucy Taylor
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Lucy Taylor

How did you first get involved in your sport?

My younger brother wanted to do 'sword fighting' and there was a small social club in my village. From there I was hooked.

What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?

The training is fun!

Who is your sporting hero and why?

I don't have one, there are so many great athletes that are admirable.

What does a typical week look like for you?

Monday: fencing

Tuesday: lesson and plyometrics and core conditioning

Wednesday: fencing

Thursday: plyometrics and core conditioning

Friday: fencing/travel day/rest day

Saturday: fencing/competition/fitness

Sunday: fencing/competition/rest

How will your SportsAid Award help you?

My SportsAid Award will allow me to attend more training weekends in London. The extra training is vital for my development in this sport, since fencing is such a minority sport in Northern Ireland it is difficult to find a variety of high quality sparring partners. It will also allow me to attend international training camps, which will provide me with the international experience I need.

What motivates you to continue in your sport?

Sheer desire to improve.

Who is your biggest influence in your life and why?

My mum, who always finds time to do anything and doesn't give up despite the stresses of daily life!

Has sport changed your life?

Yes, I was unmotivated, unfit and and had a low self-esteem before I began fencing, and I hated sport. Now I am a totally different person who can set goals and achieve them.

What do you do in your free time?

Draw or paint, read, walk my dog or just rest.

Key achievements

 

  • 2014: British Junior Championships, foil, 3rd
  • 2014: Northern Ireland Open, women's foil, 2nd
  • 2014: Gateshead BSC Event, women's foil, 18th

 

Aims

  • To make the cut in any international I attend
  • To be British junior champion
  • Top eight in the British juniors next season
  • To win an Olympic medal
  • To win a world championships medal
  • To win a world cup medal.
Last Updated: 1st January 1970
  • Sport: Fencing
  • Region: Northern Irel&
  • Supporter: SSE
“My SportsAid Award will allow me to attend more training weekends in London. The extra training is vital for my development in this sport, since fencing is such a minority sport in Northern Ireland it is difficult to find a variety of high quality sparring partners. It will also allow me to attend international training camps, which will provide me with the international experience I need.”