Leah Evans

Despite having started wheelchair basketball after London 2012 Leah Evans quickly proved to be a natural at the sport.

In 2013, the Castleford native made a gold winning debut for England North at the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games and, in 2014, Leah played a crucial role in the region’s silver medal success at the event.

In addition, 2014 also saw Leah win silver with Great Britain at the Women’s U25 European Championships in Hannover, Germany. The Steelers player also put up a fantastic performance in front of a huge crowd at the Copper Box during the GB Women’s National Paralympic Day game against the Netherlands.

2015 saw Leah crowned U25 World Champions with the GB Women’s Team before making her major senior debut for Great Britain aged 18 at the 2015 European Championships, winning bronze and assisting the team in securing the GB Women a qualification place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

At Rio 2016 Leah was part of the team that lost to the Netherlands in the bronze medal match but helped GB to their best-ever finish at the Paralympic Games.

2016 also saw Leah earn the honour of being named co-captain of the GB Women’s U25 Team alongside Siobhan Fitzpatrick for the 2016 Women’s U25 European Championships.

Major results

2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK

Bronze

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