1. Why is wheelchair rugby so important to you?
Wheelchair rugby was a huge part of my recovery a couple of years after I was first injured. It gave me a focus and a purpose in life when I felt very lost after breaking my neck. My team mates taught me how to be independent and were a huge inspiration to me that there was life after spinal cord injury.
2. What got you into wheelchair, rugby and sport?
I wanted to build up my fitness to make my life easier. I went to university a couple of years after breaking my neck but struggled with transfers and pushing my chair. I took up wheelchair rugby to help make me stronger but I absolutely fell in love with the sport and as soon as I’d graduated, I took the sport up full time.
3. What have your achievements been whilst playing in the wheelchair rugby?
My biggest achievement whilst I was playing full-time was becoming fully independent and living the life of a full-time athlete whilst living on my own. I also won MVP at a tournament I played at in the GP development squad in Rio in 2007. In 2013 I gave up playing wheelchair rugby full time and started racing cars. In 2015 I became the first female tetraplegic racing driver in the world, for which I hold a Guineas World Record.