Freya Levy in the Sixth Form has been very busy over the last few weeks attending prestigious events to collect well deserved awards as well as appearing on TV and playing wheelchair basketball matches at national and international level.
On 23 October Freya was awarded the Rochford and Castle Point
Disabled Sports Personality of the Year for her excellence in wheelchair
basketball. The evening was attended by
Chloe Rogers, England Hockey player who said that “being acknowledged by your local community for all the hard
work and dedication you have put into a sport helps motivate you to want to
make them proud and achieve even more”.
Freya was presented her award by Mr Jeff Stanton of Waters & Stanton
in Hockley who sponsored the award and she was chosen as the winner from over
100 nominations across the district. Freya was delighted to have won this award -
“it makes it all worthwhile” she said.
On 13 November at Colchester United
Football Stadium, Freya won the Disabled Sports Personality of the Year at the
Active Essex Awards Evening for her exceptional contributions to sport and physical
activity in greater Essex.
She has also recently won the Sports Achievement in
the Face of Adversity from The Pack Magazine – a new magazine created to
support grass roots sport in the local community. (Details will be in the December issue)
And, as if that wasn’t enough, Freya appeared on
Channel 4 as part of a programme about the Olympic Legacy and how things have
changed since 2012. At first she was
quite daunted to have to ask Lord Sebastian Coe questions about different
aspects of equality and sports in the local area, but once she had started, she
relaxed and enjoyed her discussion with him.
This week she has been invited to attend a United
Nations Film Event at King’s Place in London which covers disability and
employment across the world.