Alasdair Hooper presents the latest SportSpiel feature interview with Welsh Olympic Trap shooter Georgina Roberts.
The 22-year-old is very much an athlete who knows what she wants.
She wants to change the state of play, take her sport to new levels and rewrite age-old gender-based stereotypes.
For some people shooting is considered a dangerous activity – not even a sport in some people’s eyes – and it’s certainly not a place for women. Except that’s all wrong and the Women of the Future award winner is on a mission to tell people that.
But having that ambition to transform the fortunes of a ‘neglected’, niche sport is one thing. Having the belief in yourself is something very different but that’s what has emerged from Georgina’s rollercoaster 2019.
The British shooter had to take time out from the sport. There was no training and no major competitions and that’s because family came first.
Her dad has been suffering from cancer and last year it spread. The 22-year-old took the decision to move back home, get a full-time job and help care for her dad.
It’s been tough but that also forced Georgina to focus on herself just as much as she has had to focus on her family. That has led to her accepting herself for who she is and taking huge strides with her personal development.
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Image credits: With thanks to Georgina Roberts
Music: Otis McDonald