Kate

Classification: 2.5
Vest number: 15
Condition: Larsen syndrome
Age: 32

Eastern Blue Star roles
Team Captain
Assistant Coach

National league club: Bury Bombers

I have been playing wheelchair basketball for about 12 years and playing national league for four years

Hobbies/ Interest
Basketball
Music
Shooting
Theatre

How and when did you get in to wheelchair basketball?
I had a taster session at Nottingham when I was at college, then I started looking for a club in Suffolk to play the sport. I found a club in Ipswich where they play for fun. Then in 2012 we went and watched wheelchair basketball at the Paralympics and I was asked ‘why don’t you try and get in to a national league team?’ so I started at Bury Bombers in September 2012. Within a year I was asked to go and have a look at Eastern Blue Stars women’s team.

Trophies/awards
Bury Bombers Division Four M.V.P award
Grade One Assistant Coach award, August 2015

Biggest achievement
Playing in Division Two with Bury Bombers
Playing in Division Three with Eastern Blue Stars
Passing my Grade 1 Assistant Coach award

What do you like best about Women’s League?
Having fun and enjoy playing basketball with friends from all over UK.  It’s nice that it is all in one venue so you can watch Division One and Division Two games while you talk to friends and wait for your games start. It’s also nice to have a weekend away to gel with the team.