Amy Brierly /

Amy Brierly


Sitting volleyball


Garden City, Flintshire


Amy Brierly took up the sport of sitting volleyball in 2011, and has already made it into the Great Britain team and won a medal at the world championships

Sitting volleyball is precisely what it says it is - a Paralympic sport where the players are sitting down in order to hit the ball over the net.

Born without a hip socket, Amy was approached by Disability Sport Wales' Performance Director Anthony Hughes after a Talent Identification day at Deeside College who asked if she would like to give it a go.

She quickly displayed potential and she attended a Team GB selection camp at Loughborough that summer. Winning a place on the British team, she traveled to Oklahoma for the World Championships where they unexpectedly beat Canada to win bronze.

She now has her eye firmly set on London 2012. Anthony Hughes explains: "She was one of the key names in building a performance volleyball squad. She took to the sport like a duck to water; she is a highly competitive individual. I am delighted that she has been named in the London 2012 squad and am looking forward to seeing her compete in London."