RICHARDS Matthew < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 10 May 1986
Height1.83 m
Weight 101 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started sprinting at the age of 12 at Sir Thomas Picton School in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Why this sport? He realised he could run faster than most and was encouraged by his teacher to take part in the sport.
Club / Team Belgrave: Wales
Name of coach Paul Jensen
Training Regime He trains twice a week and does weight sessions three times a week. He also slots in rugby training at least twice a week.
General Interest
Most influential person in career His family. (pembrokeshiresport.co.uk, 28 Jun 2009)
Injuries He suffered a knee injury playing rugby in 2007 where he snapped the cruciate ligament and the medial ligaments at the side. (pembrokeshiresport.co.uk, 28 Jun 2009)
Other sports He is a promising rugby player who has represented his country at junior level and was a regular in the West Wales 'A' team. He also played football as a youngster and was offered trials at the Swansea Academy. (pembrokeshiresport.co.uk, 28 Jun 2009)
Ambitions He hopes to represent his country in sprinting and earn a place in the Scarlets junior rugby squad. (pembrokeshiresport.co.uk, 28 Jun 2009)