Name: Lily Murray
Sport: Hammer Throw
How and when did you first start throwing?
I first started throwing when I was 11 years old. It happened by chance, when I was spotted at my local athletics club by an ex-county thrower who said I had talent.
I would like to represent GB in the European U18 competition and medal and in the future compete for Team Great Britain at the Olympic Games.
What is your proudest sporting achievement, so far?
My proudest moment so far is being selected to represent Great Britain Under 18’s at the Manchester International and winning a silver medal in the Under 20 competition.
What are you goals for the future?
I would like to represent and medal for Great Britain in the European U18 competition. In the future, I’d like to compete for Team Great Britain at the Olympic Games.
What other sports or hobbies do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy Power Lifting because although I only began it to help with my hammer, I have found great enjoyment in seeing the strength and mental resilience I gain from it.
How has the Sports Excellence programme at St Lawrence College helped and supported you so far?
It has been amazing to have international athlete mentors who work at the college to support me in my journey and is available for any queries I may have. The amazing gym and facilities and extra time availabilities I am aloud to use is, have helped me with time management so I am able to fit in more training during the week. The college is also very supportive in helping me keep up to date with my academics when I am away competing.
Athletics is one of the few sports that is totally inclusive, no matter your athletic ability there will be a sport, which if you apply yourself to it, you can succeed in.
Do you have any advice for anybody else interested in learning more about throwing?
There are lots of athletic clubs in Kent, where one can try lots of different athletics disciplines. Athletics is one of the few sports that is totally inclusive, no matter your athletic ability there will be a sport, which if you apply yourself to it, you can succeed in. The other thing is don’t be scared to give it a go!