I am a self funded athlete who has been selected for the Deaflympics 2017 training squad for Great Britain Deaf Women's Football Squad. I am a 4 time bronze medalist who has been representing GB for the last 10 years. Recently I was awarded Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month for July 2016 after winning a bronze medal at the Deaf World Cup 2016

The final squad for the Deaflympics 2017 will be selected in April. This Saturday we have our first training camp and we are really lucky to be training at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC training ground. I can't wait to get started with the squad which will no doubt cause the GB manager a selection headache.

At the moment, I train twice a week for Northampton Town Ladies FC and play matches on Sundays. On the other days I do my own training and I have just started doing some strength and conditioning work which is something this funding will help pay for. I have set the target to half of the estimated cost as I don't mind contributing. I would love to be able to afford it all but playing for GB for the past 10 years is taking its toll.

Thanks to your donations, I have been able to start S&C sessions with a coach twice a week which I will really benefit from. Also it allows me to have the occasional physio session to ensure I keep in top condition ready for GB. Without your support this wouldn't happen. So once again thank you.