County Antrim’s Katie Morrow was first introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2013 by Disability Sport Northern Ireland’s Wheelchair Basketball Performance Officer Phil Robinson. From her first training session, she knew that it was the sport for her.
Katie rose rapidly through the ranks of wheelchair basketball: not only making her mark for her clubs in The Lord’s Taverners Junior League and BWB National Leagues, but also for Northern Ireland in The Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships, the Celtic Cup, and Sainsbury’s School Games.
2015 was a phenomenal year for the teenager: in addition to making her senior debut for the Great Britain at the Continental Clash, Katie assisted the GB Women’s U25 Team to gold at the 2015 U25 World Championships, and then won a bronze medal upon her major international debut at the 2015 European Championships.
In 2016 she was part of the ParalympicsGB squad that finished fourth at Rio 2016 – missing on bronze after defeat to the Netherlands.
Away from the basketball court, Katie is a highly talented swimmer who competed at Limerick 2012 alongside Danielle Hill, Katie Baird and Katie Doey in a freestyle relay event that broke the Irish record for particular age group.
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