Lucy is one of the newest athletes in PTS's appeal -Empowering Female athletes in Disability Sport - after fundraising Gala in October 2019. Her is her story:
"I got involved playing the sport in 2014 after I was diagnosed with a hip disease (Avascular necrosis), I played girls football for local teams in Leicestershire. Once I stopped playing, I attended a wheelchair basketball ‘come & try’ it event run by my local club Leicester Cobras, I enjoyed being able to play in a team, and being able to continue to compete – although I didn’t realise at the time the journey was about to start. Once I started playing for Cobra’s, I progressed into the women’s league teams, then I was asked to become part of British Wheelchair Basketball Apprenticeship scheme for talented athletes – this enabled me to continue my journey.
The sport has enabled me to shape my life, develop a friendship group, to compete at the highest level and to attend university to study in becoming a Primary School teacher. It has opened doors that gives me confidence to continue to develop.
My goals for this year is to push into the GB Women’s Senior Squad, to gain an opportunity to compete for selection for Tokyo. Although I am still a U24 (Junior), I want to compete and be part of this fantastic senior group, striving towards success."