From a young age I have been actively engaged in sports and competition and have benefited from the physical and social benefits that access to sport provides. As a proud member of the LGBTIQ+ community and someone from a multi-sports background, I am passionate about the work of LEAP Sports in breaking down barriers and improving LGBTIQ+ representation and participation in sport. I felt privileged to be afforded the opportunity to work more closely with LEAP and represent them as part of the United through Urban Movement (UUM) project and learn more about the urban sports world.
Our first international trip to Budapest allowed me the opportunity to participate in an urban sports camp and I thoroughly enjoyed practising and learning new skills in the try-out sessions of parkour, 3×3 basketball and street workout. I was really impressed by the indoor and outdoor sports facilities including the public basketball courts and in particular the parkour facility designed and built by partner organisation HOP. I found these very fun and inclusive environments that supported the accessibility and learning of these sports.