A former Corporal, Stuart served in the RAF until February 2016. He is a bilateral amputee.
From waking up in hospital in 2013 and realising the life changing injuries, Stuart instantly made the decision that there was no way of turning back the clock. “Life begins now and there is no point in allowing it to define me. There were plenty of ups and downs but the decision to get involved with sport was a major one. Since picking up the phone and deciding to get involved in the Invictus Games, I haven't looked back.”
“Winning a gold medal in the wheelchair rugby at the Invictus Games in 2014 only inspired me to push on and try and make something from sport. I have loved every minute of my sporting career so far and am always looking to push onto bigger and better. I am now part of the GB development squad and have a goal of making it into the elite squad and Tokyo 2020.”
Stuart says: “The PiP experience will serve as a further way in which to reach my long term goal of representing my country at a major international event. I hope to gain valuable knowledge and inspiration from watching the very best in the world compete.”
He competed at the 2014 and 2016 Invictus Games and is part of the GB Development Squad.