National Disability Manager
Niki tried a number of sports at a young age and went on to be a successful sports coach before she attained a sports injury herself playing Squash and was unable to continue to coach as an able-bodied athlete. Niki joined a Wheelchair Basketball club to further her experiences within sport, when she was told she wouldn't walk again without use of either a Cane or Wheelchair. Within 6 months of taking up Wheelchair Basketball, she was selected to represent Great Britain in both European & World Championships. After experiencing Wheelchair Basketball at this level, Niki fell in love with the sport and knew that this would be her chosen sport, which culminated in her being selected to represent Great Britain in 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.
Since Niki's retirement from International & National Basketball, she has attained a wealth of knowledge in disability sport and has now turned her attention to promoting UKDBA Dodgeball with NGB Status as a Sport for All, and we are pleased to announce Niki is to become our new National Disability Manager, who will be working to promote and set up Dodgeball as truely an Inclusive Sport for All with SEND host providers across the country.
Having played Dodgeball in her Wheelchair and seen for herself just how Inclusive Dodgeball can be, Niki is excited to get out into the field to share & Inspire others to join in and play.
So what ya waiting for....contact Niki today to help inspire the next Dodgeball generation and raise its status to become a future Paralympic event!!