Lucy

Robinson

#12

Age: 22 years

Home Town: Leicestershire

Current Club: Loughborough Lightning (Women's Premier League) & Sheffield Steelers (National League)

Classification: 4.5

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Biography

A promising junior footballer, Lucy broke her hip whilst on roller skates which resulted in a long-term hip condition, Avascular necrosis.

After not being able to play football anymore, Lucy discovered wheelchair basketball at a ‘come and try’ event organised by Leicester Cobras. Falling in love with the team and fun nature of the sport, Lucy began training with The Cobras and was part of The Cobras’ Women’s League team.

Since first starting the sport in her early teenage years, Lucy has developed through the BWB pathway; becoming one of the first athletes to join the BWB Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence in 2015 (now known as DiSE), studying the theory behind wheelchair basketball as well as undertaking on-court training.

A year later, Lucy was invited to attend the GB Futures Programme, earning herself a call-up to the GB Women’s junior programme. On court, Lucy represented GB for the first time in 2018, co-captaining the junior women’s squad against Japan at Continental Clash, hosted in Sheffield.

Lucy’s call-up for the 2018 U24 European Women’s Team was her first major championships, with Lucy finishing as joint-top scorer in the final as the GB U24 Women won European gold. In 2019, Lucy was part of the team who claimed bronze at the U25 World Championships in Thailand.

Achieving a First Class degree in Primary Education from Sheffield Hallam University, Lucy combined her studies and a school placement with her GB training schedule, taking part in her first senior overseas training camp in January 2020.

Major Results:

2021 Paralympic Games (2020), Tokyo, Japan – 7th
2019 U25 World Championships – Bronze
2018 U24 European Championships – Gold