A Real Life Hero
Every once in a while we get to meet some real determined and stubborn characters, real life heroes and people who inspire us to do more in life than we did previously. Well, this lady is most certainly one of those people! We first met Gemma Mitchell when she applied for the funding of a Boccia Ramp & a set of Boccia Balls to enable her to play this sport and through a lot of effort of trying/failing/trying/failing she succeeded in playing Boccia without the ramp!! This alone was a magnificent effort but Gemma wasn't content with that, she then entered the National Championships in Sheffield and won the silver medal!
She was on a roll now and with our funding she applied to become a qualified level 1 coach, which of course she passed with flying colours, then she set up a Boccia Club at Victoria Community Boccia Club which is thriving, helping lots of kids to play this enjoyable inclusive sport. And now to put some icing on the cake, she has just won the BBC South Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero Award which will be shown on TV next Thursday.
We salute you Gemma Mitchell a true hero in life and in sport! xx