Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport

Anna Turney

ANNA TURNEY

In 2006 my life was turned upside down. I was 26 and aspiring to become a professional snowboarder, but whilst competing in a boardercross competition in Japan, I crash landed a 30 foot tabletop jump. The next day, the doctor told me I’d broken my back had a 98% chance that I would never walk again.

Not walking wasn’t a major concern but I was devastated by the thought that I’d never snowboard again or achieve my sporting dreams. I lay in hospital watching one of my competitors compete in the Turin Olympic Games; that was one of the hardest experiences of my life.

I met Matt during my 3 months of rehab in Stoke Mandeville and I also spoke to a Paralympic Alpine Skier and decided to try the sport. A year later I discovered just how challenging monoskiing is but I knew I’d discovered a new passion. I went from feeling as if my life was over to setting new goals to work towards, becoming a Paralympic skier.

After three years of intensive training with the British Disabled Ski Team, I was delighted to finish 6th in Slalom in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics read more...

HARRIET LITTLE

Harriet was born able bodied and was sporty as soon as she was able. Her main sports then were ...

ROBBIE EVANS

My name is Rob, Growing up I played lots of different sports, so when I became paralysed...

TOM SOMERVILLE

My name is Tom Somerville and, like Hambo, I suffered a high-level spinal injury playing rugby...

MATT BALL

Matt is an important member of our Leicester Tigers Wheelchair rugby team and we were delighted...