Jessica O'Brien /

Jessica O'Brien

Sport

Sitting volleyball

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Cardiff

Biography

Jessica's biggest achievement to date was coming runner up in the in the 2009-10 Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Series with the FDSW Celtic Dragons. Anthony Hughes - Disability Sport Wales' Performance Manager - first came across her at the Rookwood Hospital. He explains "In walks a 14 year old, towering above me at almost 6ft. Jessie was first on my list to help our coach Olga to develop a young team. Jessie is now based in Roehampton. I am extremely proud of her achievements and I can't wait to see her in action for ParalympicsGB in London."

The middle blocker, who made her GB debut at the 2010 World championships, is planning to study an undergraduate degree in radiography when she's not on court.