Multiple British Judo Champion Eric has been doing Judo since the age of four and has represented his country on many occasions and has won multiple European Cup medals over the last few years. He has represented GB at Cadet, Junior and Senior level and trains full time at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in Walsall.
The 19-year-old from Hadfield, who competes for the Glossop Judo Club, is on both the GB Junior and Senior squads, and is also part of British Judo's WCPP.
Eric says: "2017 will be my final year as a junior. I will be hoping for some success at both the Junior European and World Championships as well as starting to make more of a mark in the Senior Age band.
"Funding received from ICON goes a long way to helping pay for very important training events I need to attend throughout the year. This year my funding will help me get over to Korea for three weeks' training in November."