Emily Thornton - Fundraiser
Do you train with another team?
What is your role at the club?
Fundraising committee member and Volunteer
Why do you like wheelchair basketball? And why did you start playing the sport?
I played running basketball for three years and I fell in love with the sport. I am also passionate about inclusivity in sport which is why I decided to volunteer for the club.
Why did you decide to join Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair basketball club?
I knew the club existed for a while but when my university emailed me about a volunteer opportunity with the club, I was excited to join.
Do you have a future goal for the sport such as going Elite, becoming a coach etc...?
I would like to look into coaching but definitely when we are able to I would like to personally get better at the sport by working on my pushing technique and skill set.
What hobbies do you have?
Reading, hill walking, running, yoga, drawing, socialising
Do you go to college or university and if so, what do you or did you study?
Psychology but I have just finished my degree with the university of Chester
Do you have any cool qualifications in anything?
Tell me one fact about yourself
I have held a brain (for my studies)
Let's have some fun
What is your Dream meal comprising a starter, a main and a dessert?
Starter- garlic Bread
Main- Large meat Feast pizza with Chicken wings and a sour cream dip
Dessert- Chocolate sundae
Favourite type of music?
If you were going to name your basketball, what would you call it and why?
Dory because i am always losing my ball 🤣
Quick fire questions
Which one is your favourite?
Tea or Coffee
Sweet or Savoury
Coke or Diet Coke
Summer ✓or Winter
This is for the committee/ volunteers...
What makes you want to help the club out? And what do you enjoy most about being at the club?
I volunteer at the club because it's like one big family. Everyone supports each other to play to the best of their ability but most importantly the club is all about having fun which is what sport should be about.
Are you part of another sport or volunteer anywhere else?
What is your goal for your role and Cheshire Phoenix?
My goal is to help support the players where I can with team building, their wellbeing, communication skills and to help them confident and happy playing in the sport and club. I so excited about my role within the fundraising side of the club.