Leah

Evans

#12

Age: 23 years

Home Town: Castleford

Current Club: Sheffield Steelers

Classification: 2.0

Twitter: @leah12371

Instagram: @leah12371

Biography

In 2013, the Castleford native made a gold winning debut for England North at the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games and, in 2014, Leah played a crucial role in the region’s silver medal success at the event.

In addition, 2014 also saw Leah win silver with Great Britain at the Women’s U25 European Championships in Hannover, Germany. The Steelers player put up a fantastic performance in front of a huge crowd at the Copper Box during the GB Women’s National Paralympic Day game against the Netherlands.

2015 then saw Leah make her major debut for Great Britain aged 18 at the 2015 European Championships, winning bronze and assisting the team in securing the GB Women a qualification place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

In 2016 Leah earnt the honour of being named co-captain of the GB Women’s U25 Team alongside Siobhan Fitzpatrick for the 2016 Women’s U25 European Championships where the team secured it’s first gold.

Leah was selected to represent ParalympicsGB in Rio 2016 where the squad secured a fourth place finish, the highest ever placing for a GB women’s team at a Paralympics.

In 2017 Leah travelled to Tenerife to compete in the senior European Championships where the team once again won the bronze medal.

Major Results:

2019 European Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands – Silver
2017 European Championships, Tenerife, Spain – Bronze
2016 Paralympic Games, Rio, Brazil – 4th
2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK – Bronze
2015 U25 World Championships, Beijing, China – Gold

GB Player - Leah Evans