- Wheelchair Basketball
- GO GOLD Athlete
- British Wheelchair Basketball
- Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth College
- Achievements from Application:
Bronze medallist u24 Women's World Championships
This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Charnwood Borough Council & Fusion Lifestyle
March has been an exciting training month! Ready for Easter week off and then back at it to attend selection camp
Training for April selection camp has become with us being able to do 2v2 work, contested shots and defence. Conditioning has stepped up, but I’m loving the intensity!
Training has got more intense with finally being able to do pair training and I’m loving it!! Desperate to play games now but one step at a time, look forward to the next few months and GB selection camps ahead for Tokyo 2021 💪🏼
Back home for Christmas has seen me committing to more home workouts and one gym session in a public gym before they closed again for tier 4. I’ve enjoyed the break and I’m ready to train hard and push myself after Christmas leading up to Tokyo selections!
Not much to report about the last 2 months. I’ve been training more but the team has been sent home to isolate already so that meant more outdoor training and home workouts. We can start passing the ball in 2 weeks so that’s exciting !!
Exciting times ahead as I am back training next week on an indoor court as well as S+C starting again! Beyond excited to get back at it!
August has been a funny month as there has been more hope of getting back onto an indoor court soon. I may be able to train on court as of October so fingers crossed!
I had a slight shoulder injury which I have a Robustness plan for so hopefully i'll be good as new in a month or so!
This month I have been able to do more workouts outdoors and use outdoor basketball courts. It has felt good to get back on the court, and have my family come and get involved too. Looking forward to sports halls opening and being able to do small groups and get back to team training at some point!
During the last few weeks it has been hard to find motivation to do home work outs and train. I have tried to stick to a routine and structure to make my days more manageable and to fit training and exercise in. I am fortunate enough to have work out equipment and a basketball net at home.
I am enjoying spending time with my family and taking the dogs on walks. I'm also in the process of writing my dissertation so that is keeping me busy!
Can't wait to get back to basketball though, I miss the intensity and people the most.
This month I experienced my first overseas training camp with the GB senior Women's team. It was an incredible experience and I learnt so much both on and off the court.
I feel part of the team now and more confident in myself, I am excited for what's next!
We have a few more overseas camps and competitions coming up soon which I will be a part of, but for now I am focusing on my placement. I am in a school in Sheffield teaching a Y5 class for the next 8 weeks.
On the lead up to Christmas I had crazy amounts of Uni work to do. Having submitted 3 assignments and starting placement in a new school I was ready for the break.
I have been selected to go to a training camp with the Senior GB Women's team in Lanzarote in January. I am one of two non-senior members invited. I am nervous but excited- it will be an amazing experience. At the end of the week we play the Dutch who are the best team in the world so it will be a true challenge!
It will be a snippet of what it takes to be in the next stage of my career; and being involved in the run up to Tokyo is even more exciting!
I have been balancing training and Uni more than ever this month, having submitted 2 assignments and still one more to go before Christmas. I have been training every day and the past few weeks I have been training with the Senior Women's squad which has been challenging but fun as it is pushing me to be a better athlete. I love training with them as it sets the standard to where I need to be.
I am loving the process!
The season is in full swing now. I have had one game so far with my club team the Sheffield Steelers but it was a strong win and we are looking promising for the season ahead!
I am using this season to really work on my individual skills to make my game stronger as I want to be in the best position possible after Tokyo Paralympics when I am hoping to progress into the senior squad.
Keeping a positive mindset and trying to balance basketball with Uni is difficult, especially as I am in my final year, but I wouldn't change it!
This month has been pre-season training ready for the basketball season to begin at the end of September. I have got back into my routine including weekly s+c and training and have signed for 3 divisions this year, so should be an exciting one to come!
I go back to University in a few weeks and i'm ready to get back into the swing of it all; I look forward to being in Sheffield again and not having to travel their weekly!
LRS support has been an amazing help during my summer at home. I have made frequent use of the free access to gym and swimming, it's taken a lot of financial pressure off and enabled me to focus on my fitness and training!!
This month has been a rest period for me, recovering from the World Championship's. I decided to take a few weeks off training so I could find the love for the sport again. This has definitely happened and I am excited for the summer ahead!
This month I had the pleasure of being selected for the U25 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Thailand. It was a ten day tournament, including days for travel.
During pool play we won all of our games. Going into the Semis was the real competition, facing the Australians. The pressure was intense and there was only a 4 point difference between us during most of the game. Sadly we didn't perform the way we knew we could and the Aussies got the place in the final, becoming Silver medalists, with USA securing Gold.
We faced Japan in the 3rd/4th Game and we had beaten them in pool play and knew they would come out wanting to win. We played our hearts out and you could see the frustration and determination in all of our eyes, we were not leaving without a medal; and we got the Bronze.
More Information: iwbf-u25wbwc.com
This month has been one of the most stressful but rewarding times of my life. I am at University in Sheffield full time as well as balancing being a Wheelchair Basketball Athlete for the GB U24 Women, which although is full on, I wouldn't have my university experience any other way!
This month was the build up to my second major tournament selection camp, which is for the U24 Women's World Championships which takes place in Thailand at the end of May. This camp was intense and we were tested on a range of different aspects of our game which was tough, but I loved the competitiveness and high intensity of it. I gave it my all so hopefully it was enough!
The team of 12 will be announced at the end of the month so fingers crossed!!