BWB Women’s ROSTER announced for Rio Paralympics; Carrigill and Freeman named co-captains

It was announced today that Sophie Carrigill and Helen Freeman would co-captain the BWB’s Women’s team at the Rio Paralympics! Speaking after the official roster announcement, Carrigill told us how proud she was to be leading her country in Rio: “It is beyond an honour and privilege to say I have been selected to represent Paralympics GB as the Co-Captain of the women’s wheelchair basketball team at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.”

After the most horrendous start to the year [being hospitalised and requiring surgery] and all the odds being against me, I’ve actually done it! Ever since I was a kid, I always dreamed of going to an Olympics.. Obviously my life took a different path and having been introduced to Wheelchair Basketball I instantly knew that I wanted to do everything I could to give my self the best opportunity to represent Great Britain at a Paralympics. After years of hard work and difficult choices, my dream has come true!”

The full squad of 12, which includes an exciting mix of youth an experience, were also named. Check out the full list of selected athletes below:

Katie Morrow (4.5)
Hometown: Country Antrim, Northern Ireland
Training base: County Antrim / Worcester

Amy Conroy (4.0)
Hometown: Norwich
Training base: Worcester

Jude Hamer (4.0)
Hometown: Exeter, Devon
Training base: Worcester

Helen Freeman (4.0)
Hometown: Watford
Training base: Worcester

Robyn Love (3.5)
Hometown:Ayr, Scotland
Training base: Worcester

Jordanna Bartlett (3.0)
Hometown: Greater Manchester
Training base: Worcester

Leah Evans (2.5)
Hometown: Castleford, Yorkshire
Training base: Worcester

Laurie Williams (2.5)
Hometown: Greater Manchester
Training base: Worcester

Joy Haizelden (2.5)
Hometown: Southampton
Training base: Worcester

Clare Griffiths (1.5)
Hometown: Buckinghamshire
Training base: Worcester

Sophie Carrigill (1.0)
Hometown: Wakefield
Training base: Worcester

Charlotte Moore (1.0)
Hometown: Coventry
Training base: Coventry / Worcester

Source: ParaympicsGB
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