Freya from England's Wheelchair Rugby 7s

A little about me

I’m Freya Levy, Active Essex Sports Personality of the year. I'm 24 from Essex and was diagnosed with FSH Muscular Dystrophy at 14 years old ending an early career in rugby and football. It has left me wheelchair bound and I have significant muscle wastage in my upper body, so I’m unable to lift my elbows above my chest.

Despite the early ending of my initial sports career, I did start another. I’m currently the only female player in the England Wheelchair Rugby 7s Squad. I’m on the GB Women’s U25 Basketball and Para Ice Hockey Squads. I’m supported by Michael Johnson on his Young Leaders program as a mentor for new leaders. Alongside this, I work with a sporting charity providing mini Paralympic style competitions and sporting programmes to disabled and special education needs children.

My dog disability assistance training journey
By my side – My dog’s disability assistance training journey
Those that know me, know how...
A summer of sport
A summer of sport
With Wimbledon, the Olympic and Paralympic...
Back on the Pitch
Back on the Pitch
As restrictions are lifted we finally got the...
My History as an Athlete
My History as an Athlete
I’ve always loved sport. I played rugby from the...
Removing Barriers to Sports
Removing Barriers to Sports
In 2012, I had the opportunity to work with the...
Freya talks festivities
Freya talks festivities
The festive season is my favourite time of year...
Essex Sports Personality 2019 Winner
Essex Sports Personality 2019 Winner
Winning the Essex Sports Personality of the Year...
Lockdown Life
My journey with the England team
Sport has a huge impact on your physical and mental...
Lockdown Life
Lockdown Life
Home is my favourite place to be, somewhere I can close...
Why I joined the England Wheelchair Sevens squad?
Why you should try wheelchair rugby Sevens
It’s incredibly inclusive, and just like running...
What IS an ‘Essex Girl’?
What IS an ‘Essex Girl’?
I was recently asked to be a part of a very exciting...