Sophie Carrigill

2x Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball Player who has represented team GB, Advocate for Disability Awareness and Inclusion.
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Sophie Carrigill a Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Player. Sophie has represented her country for 7 years.

Competing at 4 Senior European Championships, 2 Senior World Championships and the Rio Paralympics.

The GB Women’s Team are currently the World and European Silver Medallists. After acquiring a disability because of a car accident in 2010, Sophie took up sport as a way of overcoming adversity.

A few years on and Sophie is a Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Athlete who has competed for GB for 8 years.

Sophie’s sporting success includes Captaining the team to the greatest finish at a Paralympics to date, which was 4th, World Championship Silver Medallists and European Silver Medallist.

Sophie then went on to Captain the team for the next 4 years, contributing to the teams impressive rise reaching the semi finals of the Rio Paralympics, something that the team had never done before.

Since then, the team has gone on to even more success on the Worlds Stage and now hold World and European Silver Medals.

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After interviewing Sophie for a local news item about Wheelchair basketball she immediately struck me as an articulate and intelligent person. She showed a real interest in the work I do as a video journalist and was keen to develop her knowledge of the industry. As a result, Sophie spent some time with me learning the different aspects of my job, including filming, script writing, and editing. She was very enthusiastic and showed a real aptitude for learning. Sophie’s already proved through her sporting achievements that her willingness to succeed knows no boundaries and I’m sure that her infectious personality and determination will ensure she thrives in whatever she pursues

Chris Dawkes - ITV Sports Reporter

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I have worked with Sophie for many years at the University of Worcester. Sophie has presented as both a scholar and an athlete to a diverse range of audiences that have included government ministers, business leaders, international academics, local school children, athletes and at after dinner events. Sophie has never failed to truly engage her audience and always speaks with authority and compassion; the feedback has always been outstanding.

Mick Donovon, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester

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