To join one of my heroes, Ade Adepitan, for an exclusive photocall and media session was a brilliant experience, and I’m very proud to have played an important role in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The chance to meet Ade was especially great as I also play both basketball and tennis. This year I won a bronze medal playing for Great Britain at the Under-25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Canada.
It was a great feeling to win a medal, and the support Lloyds TSB has given me as part of their Local Heroes programme has really helped in my development as an athlete, which is fantastic.
Going back to the Torch, the chance to carry the Paralympic Flame is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recognise and reward someone who has supported and inspired disabled people and made a difference in their community.
Anyone can be a Paralympic Torchbearer and you can 'shine a light' on these people by nominating them for this amazing honour.
As a wheelchair athlete, so many great people have given me so much support over the years. No one has been more inspirational than my dad, who has been my rock ever since I was little.
He has sacrificed so much to see me do well in sport and I want to nominate him to carry the Paralympic Flame. It’s my way of saying thank you for all those 6am starts, the car journeys to opposite ends of the country and the money he has spent on allowing me to pursue my dream of one day competing at the Paralympic Games.
Whilst London 2012 may have come round a bit quickly for me, I want to use the experience of a home Games to inspire me to raise my game, with the ultimate goal being to represent Great Britain at Rio in 2016.
The hard work has already started!
To nominate someone to carry the Paralympic Flame visit the Lloyds TSB websitebefore 22 November 2011
Find out more about the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay
Find out more about the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes programme