From an early age James has always been a keen sportsman competing in rugby and squash teams for many years. Shortly after completing his first year at Coventry University he contracted bacterial meningitis. After three years in hospital, which saw the amputation of both of his legs, in 2010 James returned to Coventry University to complete his degree – gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Architectural Design Technology.
It was during his stay in hospital, that a nurse introduced him to the sport of Wheelchair Rugby. Upon returning to university Wheelchair Rugby became a big part of James’ life and it wasn’t long before has picked for the GB development squad.
James spent the next three years playing on both sides of the Atlantic, playing with Phoenix Heat in the US championship and London Wheelchair Rugby Club in the British & European leagues. It is this very team spirit to which James brings to his role at Corstorphine & Wright as Senior Architectural Technologist.
In his own words, James stated: “What I love about Architecture and Wheelchair rugby, is that I’m part of a team in both worlds, although my roles are very different in the two, there are similarities in both disciplines; I’m working with people to achieve something greater than any of us could achieve on our own.”