I first started playing golf when I was three and first started playing real competitions when I was seven. It really took me in! I just like whacking a ball.
I enjoy it lots and lots because it makes me feel sort of happy and nervous at the same time. I play twice a week and it’s taken me a while and I’ve had to be very patient.
The only thing I worry about is if I’m not going to win because I mostly do competitions. There aren’t many people around my age, so I play against older people or people younger than me.
I also play other sports and I go to Cubs on Tuesday. I love team sports like basketball, because it makes me feel part of a team and included. My friends just behave with me like they behave to anyone else, and the teachers don’t treat me differently to anybody else.
I really like being outside and exploring the outside world. If I weren’t doing all this I’d feel very sad and left out.
I take part in most things during PE. There’s a little medical room, and if they don’t know about my haemophilia, there’s a slip with my name on it that’s up there and it says what to do if I’m hurt.
If there was someone with haemophilia, I would say to them ‘go on, have a go, it’s fun’. It’s very important to do exercise. I think they should try any sport that they like – just try things.