Andrea views Sitting Volleyball as a fantastic team game which she feels is faster, more challenging and more exciting that the standing game.
- Sitting Volleyball
- Home Town:
- Loughborough Lions
- Date Of Birth:
- Games Attended:
- London 12
After being introduced to Volleyball in 1985 when she was just 15 years old, Andrea represented England Students in 1991. She was later introduced to the Paralympic version of the sport in September 2009.
Andrea made her debut at the 2010 Kent International in a match against China, the Paralympic and World Champions in Sitting Volleyball. That same year, she was awarded the title of GB Sitting Volleyball Player of the Year.
At London 2012, Andrea made her Paralympic debut as part of the women's Sitting Volleyball team. ParalympicsGB finished in 8th place.
Classified as a MD athlete, Andrea has over 40 GB caps and is described as a go to player (Hitter, Blocker, Passer).
Andrea works as a Physiotherapist, after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 with a degree in the subject. She hopes to continue developing her own mobile physiotherapy business and include her special interests in ultrasound imaging and whole body vibration. She also aims to complete her Masters degree in Neuromusculoskeletal healthcare.
She has a dropped foot as a result of nerve damage in her lower spine.
- 2012 London Paralympic Games
- 2012 WOVD Inter Continental Cup, Cairo, Egypt
- 2011 ECVD European Championships, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- 2011 ECVD Continental Cup, Yevpatoriya, Ukraine
- 2010 WOVD World Championships, Oklahoma, USA