Robin – who was he?

Robin was a pretty normal individual but special in many ways. He filled the room with his presence.

Participating in sports was important from a young age, playing football for Bro Enlli and a member of Ysgol Llanbedrog hockey team who reached the national final in Wales when he was ten years old. He loved taking part.

However, in his teens, sports became even more important for him. We as a family were shocked when he came home from school (Ysgol Botwnnog) and revealed he had won the 800m and 1500m race, having broken the school record in both races. Until then we were unaware of his interest in athletics. However, we believe this success ignited a passion for sports and keeping fit. He started to play rugby and was a keen member of Pwllheli Rugby Club and enjoyed both the competitive and social side of the club. He became captain of the Youth team for one season. Every summer he participated in the local summer league hockey competition.

As his interest in sports grew, attending the gym in Pwllheli became a regular activity, to work on his fitness and improve his strength.

His passion for sports was the reason he enrolled at Loughborough University. His subject was Mechanical Engineering but the excellent sporting facilities at the university lured him. He had two brilliant years as a student at Loughborough, where he inspired many a fellow student to take an interest in fitness.

For his year in industry, Robin secured a role with Hawk-Eye, working with the tennis department and their electronic line calling system. This opportunity allowed him to combine his passion for sports and travel.