We are delighted that Charlotte is part of our BRIT Ambassador family and championing the annual BRIT Challenge to support and improve young adult and student mental health and fitness throughout the UK.
Charlotte has represented Great Britain in Wheelchair Basketball at almost every major since 2013 (the age of 14).
“As a former student at Sheffield Hallam University, and having played with wheelchair basketball with young athletes for over 8 years, I know many students and young adults are struggling with mental health right now; particularly those students with existing mental health challenges, who are vulnerable and living with disabilities. It’s vital that young adults and students are provided with help and encouragement to improve their mental health and fitness to avoid long-term consequences.
I love vision of BRIT and their delivery of the annual BRIT Challenge as a feelgood February fundraiser for every university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union to take part in. It’s great to see that the BRIT Challenge has designed to be inclusive and enables young adults, students and staff of all abilities to participate in many different ways including; hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding).
I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the BRIT Ambassador family and uniting with fellow Paralympians, and Olympians, sports personalities, adventurers and explorers, to promote the BRIT Challenge, destigmatise mental health and champion equality, diversity and inclusion. I urge my fellow Great Britain Paralympians to join our BRIT Ambassador family so, together, we can support young adults and students at every university, college and specialist college in the UK
I look forward to encouraging students and staff at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Warwick to take on the BRIT Challenge."
Paralympian and World Championship medallist
Charlotte was one of four junior wheelchair basketballers selected for the 2012 Paralympic Inspiration Programme.
In 2013, aged just 14, Charlotte made her major debut for Great Britain at the European Championships.
At junior international level, Charlotte played a crucial role in helping the Great Britain U25 team build upon their two silver U25 European medals (2013 and 2014) to be crowned the 2015 U25 World Champions in Beijing, China.
Since 2013, Charlotte has won two European Bronze medals (2013 and 2015), one European silver medal (2019) and a World Championship Silver medal (2018).
In 2021, Charlotte represented Great Britain at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
She currently plays for the Mideba Extremadura Club in Spain and played her first game in October 2021.
To read more about Charlotte, the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team, please visit the Paralympics GB website.