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."