Phil began skating at 11 years of age in Blackpool. He moved to Coventry in 2009 to train, and after a few injury setbacks, became national champion in 2014 and has retained his title through to 2018.
During October 2017 he scored 208.97, the highest score for a British male skater and a British record. Then in December 2017 he retained the national championship title with a score of 210.37, breaking his own original score and setting another British record!
In January 2018 at the European Championships, Phil achieved yet another personal best and broke the British record for the free skate (during the 2nd day) and achieved the best overall score for a British male at a major championship.
Phil also coaches alongside his training to help fund his competitive career, and build blocks for the future.