Joanna Birley

Basketball sport chair: Joanna Birley was keen to resume the sport she loves, but without a suitable wheelchair could not hope to play at a senior level.  SSIT’s grant changed all that, and Joanna has been able to compete in the national Women’s League this year.

Taking part in major tournaments for the first time in many years, Joanna is thrilled with her sport specification wheelchair and is training and playing as often as she can.  Based in the New Forest, basketball has taken Joanna up and down the country.  Watch SSIT’s Facebook page for Joanna’s competition updates!