One of the latest recruits to the GB Skeleton programme via the 2016/17 Discover your Gold talent identification scheme, Benjamin joined the Talent squad this summer.

Currently an active serviceman, Benjamin works for the Royal Air Force as a flight operations assistant in Waddington, Lincolnshire.

It was with the RAF that he first experienced skeleton after watching the Winter Olympics and he insists he instantly fell in love with the sport.

Benjamin’s previous sporting interests include rugby union and athletics, with the 110m hurdles his favoured event on the track. He took up boxing and kickboxing towards the end of his school years and still enjoys the odd sparring session.