Serita joined the GB bobsleigh team in August 2011 having moved across from athletics where she was a high ranked heptathlete.
Her journey towards success has been far from easy, having come up against many problems over her career with the most recent being the biggest barrier – a life threatening and changing injury.
Serita won the English Schools Heptathlon championships in 2007 and then gained vests in the U20 and U23 GB team in a mix of international events for the heptathlon.
Serita also medalled frequently from 2007-2012 British Universities and Colleges Championship in a mix of events from shot putt to long jump.
Serita switched sports to bobsleigh and made a striking impact straight away, qualifying into the world class performance squad putting herself in a position to be selected for the 2014 Olympic Games.
Unfortunately a freak accident at the British Bobsleigh Championships, caused Serita to suffer a fractured and dislocated spine and was very lucky not to be paralysed.
Thanks to some fantastic surgery, Serita is now almost fully recovered and is back in training to compete in bobsleigh this coming season, just a year after her horrific injury.
Serita also has a long term aim of being a PE teacher after her athletic career. Serita works for the YST as an athlete mentor as part of their changing lives team and is involved with projects led by the DKH Legacy Trust.
She is committed to continuing to assist young people to develop through the power of sport.
Serita feels she has a very strong message linked to determination, self-belief, passion and overcoming obstacles/barriers which she wants to pass on to all she meets to help them achieve their goals in life.
Serita helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can be!