Ayesha, a rising star in athletics, has enjoyed great success over recent seasons in her discipline, javelin, after becoming a Commonwealth Youth Games Champion and record holder at this year’s games in Trinidad & Tobago, throwing an impressive 52.49m.
Kukri Sports is pleased to welcome Ayesha, who was recently crowned Young Sports Person of the Year whilst representing England, as one of it’s 2024 Youth Talent Programme Ambassadors.
Tell us about yourself and your athletic background?
“I started Athletics aged 7. After a successful sports day, a teacher recommended that I go along to the local athletics club and from there I have never looked back.“
What athletics club and school/college are you associated to?
“I go to Stantonbury School and I’m affiliated to Marshall Milton Keynes AC.”
What event do you compete in?
What inspired you to pursue a career in athletics?
“I enjoy participating in athletics and, by being recognised, by my achievements has encouraged to pursue this further.“
What are your goals and aspirations in athletics?
“To become an England Senior athlete, as this experience would be different to Youth Level. Representing my Country and myself at the World Championships as well as the Olympic Games would be incredible.”
What is your greatest achievement so far?
“My greatest achievement is winning the Commonwealth Youth Games this year in Trinidad and Tobago and setting a new Games Record with a throw of 52.49m.”
Who is your Athletics idol and why?
“Tessa Sanderson. Her history throughout the sport is one that I aspire to and hope to follow in her footsteps in my senior career.
What do you know about Kukri sports?
“They provide clothing in a range of sports for Team England as well as other countries and universities.”
What does it mean to you to become a Kukri Sports YTP Ambassador?
“I feel honoured to have Kukri’s trust and belief in what I do.”
What are you most excited about in your role as a Kukri Sports YTP Ambassador?
“I hope to be able to make the communication between an athlete and Kukri more accessible.“