Sophie goes from playground to podium

A young star identified through the Playground to Podium initiative has been selected to compete in the 100m and 200m at the BT Paralympic World Cup 2012.

In 2010, Sophie Kamlish attended a County Athlete Assessment Day (CAAD) at Wesport where she was identified by England Athletics as having real potential within the sport. Following this event, she attended a UK Athletics Aviva Talent Introduction Day- where she was formally classified in the T44 group by UKA- for athletes with a below knee amputation.

Since being identified in 2010, the 15 year old has joined Team Bath and Rob Ellchuk’s training group of Paralympic World and Commonwealth Games Champions. Sophie has been training and competing regularly ever since.

To find out more about Sophie- the first GB International athlete identified through P2P- please click on the case study.

Playground to Podium is a series of targeted interventions aimed at helping young disabled people progress from PE and community sport to high-level performance and competition. This is a Sport England initiative delivered in partnership with EFDS.

For more information email p2p@efds.co.uk or telephone 01509 227750