Catherine Yearron - 1st & 2nd Div Player 

Age: 

32

 

Classification: 

​1

 

Disability: 

Paraplegic

 

Do you train with another team?

​Lancaster Bulldogs – 2nd Division

 

What is your role at the club?

Senior Player

 

Why do you like wheelchair basketball? And why did you start playing the sport?

I started playing in 2015 as I needed a hobby in my life. I didn’t realise how much I would love it and how competitive I could be! I love the team aspect of the sport as well as the physical fitness side of things and skills I have learnt.

 

Why did you decide to join Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair basketball club/ Angels?

I joined Angels Women’s League team after recommendation from another Angels player and I would never want to play for any other Women’s League Team. Angels are definitely the best team to be a part of!

 

Do you have a favourite wheelchair basketball player? If so, who and why?

Sophie Carrigill - Sophie really welcomed me into training at Sheffield and has been so helpful giving me lots of advice and tips and is always friendly and encouraging to everyone. If I can ever have half the skills and knowledge of the game as Sophie I’ll be happy!

 

Do you have a future goal for the sport such as going Elite, becoming a coach etc...?

I have been lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to be on the GB Women’s Academy programme which I never thought I’d even be considered for, and I just want to learn as much as I can and be as good as I possibly can be at the game to try and be an asset to the teams I play for!

 

What hobbies do you have?

Holidays, socialising with friends, knitting, taking my dog for long walks (when the weather allows)

​Do you have any cool qualifications in anything?

I have an accounting qualification although I don’t actually work in finance. I love numbers and money though so made sense to do the qualification!

 

Tell me one fact about yourself

I used to live in Saudi Arabia

 

Let's have some fun

What is your Dream meal comprising a starter, a main and a dessert?

Starter - Brie wedges 

Main - Toad in the hole

Pudding - Tiramisu

 

Favourite type of music?

Rock

 

If you were going to name your basketball, what would you call it and why?

Bob – It’s literally my favourite name!

 

Quick fire questions
Which one is your favourite?

Tea    or  ✓  Coffee

Sweet  or  ✓ Savoury

Coke  ✓  or   Diet Coke

Summer ✓or Winter

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