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Anna loved sport, dance and being outdoors as a child but didn’t excel until she discovered snowboarding at 16. After getting her degree, she moved to the French Alps and later Japan to combine work and snowboarding, aspiring to compete for GB but struggling to afford to train.
Anna began competing in boardercross in 2004. In a boardercross race in Japan in 2006, she suffered a Spinal Cord Injury which left her paralysed from the waist down.
Anna was distraught at the thought that she would never snowboard again but as soon as she discovered monoskiing, she set herself the goal of competing in the Paralympics. She achieved this only 3 years after first trying monoskiing. Anna is now working towards her goal of winning gold for GB in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
She also gives Motivational Talks in Schools for 21st Century Legacy and Team Super Schools. The work she does aims to re-engage young people using her experience as an athlete and in adapting to life in a wheelchair.
Anna was also recently selected as Team-leader on the National Citizens Service for the DKH Legacy Trust ‘Summer of a Lifetime’ project, which aims to increase participation in sport and life opportunities for 16 to 24 yr old school leavers.
Anna currently works on the 2012 Young Leaders Project and Aspiring Minds project for the DKH Legacy Trust as an Athlete Mentor.