Supporting Disabled and Paralympic Athletes
Jack Davey is 19 years old and was born with Spina bifida. He started wheelchair basketball in 2007 after attending a new wheelchair fitting and was told about Exeter Otters wheelchair basketball team the next training session he attended and fell in love with the game. During the first session at the age of 13 he was picked to represent the south west, Ireland and Scotland then soon attended his first Great Britain training camp Since then he has captained England south and England west at the Sainsburys school games (2011-2012) and captained southwest region every year until he was too old.
He became a starter for Exeter Otters and until he was too old, captained the Scorpians south west team. He has since gained his level 2 coaching award and is now coaching the Exeter Otters 1st team and is south west regional coach. He is also head coach of the southwest Scorpians womens’ team and also running beginner/ development sessions for new players and intends to start up a second team.
Jack has played for the London Titans super league squad. He has done multiple charity events like hand cycling 28 miles and raising £4000 and breaking the world record forthe longest wheel chair basketball game lasting 27 hours and 32 mins .I am sure that he will go on to make us all very proud in the future welcome aboard Jack and all the best for the coming year.
Jack Davy can be found on-line here: http://exeterotterswbc.weebly.com/jack-davey.html
Charlotte is an exciting young athlete who is the current top under-16 wheelchair tennis player and wheelchair racer in Great Britain. She also plays basketball and is currently training with the under-19 GB basketball team. Charlotte has won many tennis tournaments and has come runner-up in several tournaments with adults. Charlotte has competed in the Virgin London Wheelchair Mini-marathon for the last 4 years and has won the under-14 girls category for the last 3 years.
Charlotte has her sights very firmly fixed on competing at the next Paralympics in Rio, and was invited to join the Paralympic Inspiration Programme by Paralympics GB to give her a taster of what competing at that level will entail.
Here is a link to an article on the BBC website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/35021547 and is included below (BBC copyright reserved) in case it is removed from the BBC website.
Charlotte can be found on-line here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Moore_(wheelchair_basketball)
Despite being only 17, Moore has been playing wheelchair basketball for eight years and is now a key part of the GB women’s squad who will be playing at next year’s Rio Paralympics.
The Counden Court student has a hectic life, combining her first year of A Level study in Biology, Chemistry and PE with training alongside the rest of the GB players who are based at the University of Worcester.
In 2012 Moore, who is also a talented wheelchair racer, was part of the Paralympic Inspiration programme and after London made getting to Rio her goal – and she is well placed to achieve it.The teenager, who was left paraplegic by a form of cancer when she was just three months old, enjoyed double medal success in 2015, first helping the GB Under-25 Women to the world title before securing bronze at the European Championships, losing by one point to eventual champions Germany in the semi-final before recovering to beat France for third place. She also had the honour of being named in the tournament’s All Star team.
“Having so many others on the team around the same age as me has been really good,” she said.
“I never expected to play so many minutes at the Europeans and to make the All Star team was amazing and a real honour.
“To lose so narrowly in the semi-final was horrible but it is something that will spur me on for 2016. I would love to be selected for Rio and try and put in the same sort of performance that I did at the Europeans but under that bit more pressure.”
Did you know: Moore used to play the violin, reaching Grade 5
The trust supported Lucy during the London Paralympics in 2012, where she won a Bronze medal competing in the wheelchair tennis with her partner, Jordanne Whiley.
The trust supported Sophia for several years including the London Paralympics in 2012. Sophie has cerebral palsy and competes in the T35 class at 100m and 200m. Sophia is now the commercial Director of British Athletics.
Vicki originally participated in wheelchair racing, but due to her condition decided to take up rifle shooting. She is hoping to get to Rio in 2016 and the trust wishes her all the best in her new sport.