Laurie Williams

Laurie Williams

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    Greater Manchester

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After being spotted at a wheelchair racing event in 2005, Laurie Williams fell in love with both the physical and team characteristics of wheelchair basketball, and started playing competitively in 2008.

The Manchester native quickly earned herself a place on the GB Women’s Team, and claimed the first of her four European bronze medals (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) at her first major championships in 2009.

Renowned for her speed on the basketball court, Laurie made her Paralympic Games debut in front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and then was part of the GB Women’s team which secured a historical fourth place finish at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Historic performances continued post-Rio for Williams and the GB Women’s team with Laurie and her teammates bringing home silver medals from both the 2018 World Championships and the 2019 European Championships, both firsts for the GB Women’s team.

Laurie also had great success within the junior international circuit, including co-captaining the GB Women’s U25 Team with Amy Conroy to the title of U25 World Champions in Beijing, China.

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