Jimmy has been nominated to be a Torchbearer for his achievements in the sport of weightlifting and his participation in the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes Programme. In 2009 he won Britain's Strongest under 18 representing Empire Sports club Bristol, he also won the Bristol & Gloucestershire schools award for individual success within sport. Jimmy won Silver for team England weighlifting in Austria, shortly after he became British Silver medallist at Under 20 level, and Bronze at the British Under 23s. Jimmy has given a lot of his time to volunteer in schools, both taking sports classes and giving weightlifting demonstrations. He coaches Olympic weightlifting at his club and coached a female lifter to win at her first senior Welsh championships.