Beach Volleyball, Defender (Team GB)
Date and Place of Birth >
1985, Newport, Isle of Wight
Coached by >
Simone Lewis, Morph Bowes, Mo, Ange Clarke, GB coach Matt Grinidubs
Course of Study >
Foundation Degree in Sports performance
Wessex Volleyball 2 years National League
Loughborough students 4 years, 2 cup finals (indoor volleyball)
Helen was the youngest player (17 years old) in the GB students indoor team in Korea 2003.
She moved to Loughborough at the age of 16 to join the England development squad and trained full time with university students before moving down to Bath.
Her father was a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Navy for 25 years, therefore her parents have always supported her throughout her sporting career.
Helen’s ambition is to be in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics World Tour main draw.
Competitive Record >
World Student Games August 2004, women’s event, Daequ, Korea; result – 16th
Scandinavian Tournament Under 20’s, August 2004, Denmark, opponents: Sweden, Denmark, Norway; result – 2nd
Birminham Urban Tour, July 2006, Birmingham, result – 3rd
Sandbanks British Tour, July 2006, Poole, result – 5th
Greath Yarmouth British Tour, August 2006, Great Yarmouth, result – 5th
VEBT Finals, British Tour Finals, September 2006, Poole, result – 3rd