Joe began playing rugby at the age of just six when his father took him down to Lichfield rugby club, here he played as a boy until the age of 16. He then joined Leicester Tigers where he was part of their academy system, and managed to make a couple of appearances for their first XV.
At the age of 20 he made the move across the East Midlands to Nottingham. The initial move saw Joe combine his rugby career whilst studying economics at Nottingham Trent University. Since graduating he has spent the last few years enjoying his rugby whilst coaching the Nottingham Rugby Academy too.