To be put forward for this amazing opportunity really blows me away and gives me the feeling of fitting in with my governing body and my peers
Steve served with the Army until 1991. He is a bilateral amputee and has lost his right eye.
He says that sport plays a massive part of his everyday life, including that of his children.
“After my recent talent transfer to compound [bow] I feel invigorated. This opportunity is second to none, an ideal spring board into the next four years ready for Tokyo.”
Steve travelled to Korea and Dubai to compete in military archery competitions, funded by Help for Heroes as an academy athlete to provide him with an opportunity to develop his experience of international competition.
Steve took part in the 2014 Invictus Games, where he won a Bronze medal in the recurve bow event.
Before settling on archery, Steve tried many sports including sailing, skiing, wheelchair basketball (playing and coaching), as well as motorsports.
In his own words he says: “Sport is everything to me it drives me every day and it keeps me focused.”
“To be put forward for this amazing opportunity really blows me away and gives me the feeling of fitting in with my governing body and my peers. It gives me the nod that I'm doing things right and people believe in me as an athlete.”