The first competition I entered was in 2006. It was the UKBFF Stars of Tomorrow Show. I was entered in the first timers category. I came third. I was thrilled with what I had achieved and knew that this was for me. Off the back of my third place I knew that I could do more and the training and dietary requirements seemed to click in and didn’t seem so hard.
Between 2007 and 2009 I entered 6 different shows placing in the top three in my categories at each one. The feedback was always positive from the judges but one piece of feedback always stuck with me. As I am over 6 feet tall my height can be a disadvantage and that I needed to bulk up in size to compete with the big names. This is when I contacted Paul via a forum. From our first conversation we just got on like a house on fire. His knowledge and understanding is just second to none.
During my first prep (2010) with Paul was very different to what I have encountered before and if I had any questions or doubts in my mind I knew I could always call or message him and he would have the right answer or the way to clear up any doubts I had. With all his support I managed to finish in the top 10 of the NABBA Britain finals (Class 1)
After taking two years off from competition and concentrating on gaining more muscle size as I could still working on a off season programme with Paul. I came back to competition in 2012 when I entered the NABBA Mr England show . I was entered in class one and ranked 4th.
Paul is more than a coach to me, I would class his as a friend.