08th Nov 2019

A little update from down under. I have been travelling around New Zealand for a week and a half now after stopping off in Singapore for a few days. I have been to quite a few places in the north island and am currently in Rotorua. Today I travelled to Hamilton to meet my idol, Julia Ratcliffe. Her and her coach/father, Dave, both looked at my throws and gave me some pointers; Dave joking and saying my technique was better than Julia’s, yeah right! It was quite surprising how quickly I got back into the swing of things (literally) and enjoyed the throws and coaching. I’ll be heading down to Wellington soon for more throws training there! For now, I’m in Rotorua and have joined a gym for the week to keep me strong.

Hope all is well in England,

Gemma Vickery