On Friday 19th March, we were joined by Lucy Shuker, Paralympian. Lucy shared her experiences of competing in wheelchair tennis and representing Great Britain at the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Lucy's sporting career has spanned 18 years, she has held World No.5 rank in Singles and World No.3 rank in Doubles and over 100 International titles.

At the London 2012 Paralympics, Lucy and her doubles partner, Jordanne Whiley, became the first women to win a medal for Great Britain in wheelchair tennis.

I have faced many challenges in my career, like being told that I couldn’t compete with the best because of my injury, but a strong mindset has helped me overcome all of them. Since my accident, I have managed to carve out my own journey to success that I know I can feel very proud of.

Lucy is currently working towards her 4th Paralympics at the Tokyo 2020 Games taking place this summer.


Meet Lucy Shuker for schools and children

In this session, we invited schools, home educators and parents to bring their young people along to hear first-hand from Lucy about what it takes to compete at an elite level. This was a fantastic opportunity for children to meet a Paralympian and have the opportunity to ask any burning questions about her life and career. British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation was by Marie Biswell. 

Resources

Our Paralympic sport activity pack supports students in finding out more about Paralympic Heritage after the event. Click here for more information.


Q & A with Lucy Shuker for ages 18+

This Q&A session offered attendees the opportunity to learn more about the life of Lucy Shuker and what it takes to compete at an elite level. It gave a sneak peek into the life of an athlete and her preparations for Tokyo 2020. British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation was by Marie Biswell. 


Feedback

The Meet the Paralympian programme is a fantastic opportunity to meet an elite athlete and learn more. Feedback from previous sessions includes:

The zoom session was very well managed. Good balance between the main presentation and chance to feedback.

Such an engaging speaker, who fitted so much information into a short time. Her story from start to gold should inspire others. I was so keen to see her Paralympic final and glad there was time at the end for it.

The speaker was very engaging and I thought pitched it at just the right level for the school groups.

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