Jake Offiler

Jake Offiler
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    Age:
    18
    Town:
    london
    Region:
    London
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Interview

How did you first get involved in your sport?

I took part in an indoor rowing competition for my school which I won. At the competition I did a talent identification test and they took measurements of my body and the amount of power I had. I got a call to join a club which I’m at now because of my scores in the testing and then I became a member.

What does a typical week look like for you?

Monday to Thursday training 5-7 (either in gym doing weights circuits or on the rowing machine) Friday mornings 7:30-9:30 (on the water in a single) Saturday and Sunday 7:30-12 (on the water in singles and sometimes crew boats)

What motivates you to continue in your sport?

Succeeding in it and the friends I make whilst doing it. Travelling to some lovely destinations also motivates me.

What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?

the bonds you make with people as you spend most of your life with them and especially in a sport like rowing you rely on one another greatly (especially when in a crew boat)

Who is your biggest influence in your life and why?

My mum because she is so supportive and has always helped me whenever I need it most. She also drives me to be the best I can be.

What do you do in your free time?

With the little free time I have, I like to meet up with my friends and spend time with my family doing thinks like mountain biking and road cycling. I also just enjoy sitting at home and relaxing.

How will your SportsAid Award help you?

It will help fund all my GB camps and trials that I will take part in throughout the year

Long-term aims

Compete at the under 23 world championships Compete at the Olympics

Short-term aims

Go to the junior world championships Medal at national schools in the single

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