Anna Jackson

Wheelchair Basketball Player

  • About Anna
    Anna Jackson, who lives in Upton, took up wheelchair basketball in 1997 after retiring from hockey due to knee problems which stopped her playing running sports. After playing for just over six months she was invited to attend trials for the GB women’s wheelchair basketball team and was selected to join the squad.
  • Did you know?
    Anna has also shared her story as part of the huge "This Girl Can" campaign.
  • A great inspiration
    After receiving nine operations on her knees, seven on her left, two on her right, Anna pulled herself back and her determination not to give up has taken her all the way to the Paralympic world cup, and the Paralympics.
  • What next?
    Show this video to the children at least 2 weeks before your visit to introduce the event to the children.

“Excellent- engaging and open to any question. Great with kids of all ages.”