Caroline Povey from Matlock in Derbyshire is a regular member of the Great Britain and England Olympic Trap team. Caroline has won the UK Championships an incredible five times but her career highlight so far is winning Bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She said: “Being part of the Games in Glasgow was an amazing experience, especially winning a medal in front of my friends and family. My father Joe Neville MBE has won multiple Commonwealth Games medals so I always wanted to follow in his footsteps.” Caroline is coached by Joe at his ground near Matlock and lives with her husband Paul and daughter Xanthe.
Caroline added: “I take a keen interest in women’s sport and take inspiration from other female athletes regardless of what their chosen sport is. As a working mum, I especially enjoy following elite athletes who have children or careers and learning about how they juggle their sporting success with their other commitments.”
Caroline’s advice to anyone thinking of competing in the Olympic disciplines is: “You need to persevere and be resilient as becoming a GBR athlete does not happen overnight, it takes years of hard work and dedication from both yourself and your family. You need to be prepared to make sacrifices but I can guarantee that it is all worth it when you are standing on the podium and I would recommend it to anyone.”