Freya Levy, Essex Sports Personality of the year 2019 and Michael Johnson Young Leader. She credits sport for changing and saving her life after being diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at 14 ending an early career in Rugby and Football. She’s gone on to represent England and Great Britain in 4 sports including winning European gold, 2 silvers and a world championship bronze with wheelchair basketball, she currently competes internationally in 3; Wheelchair Rugby League, Para Ice Hockey and Wheelchair Basketball. An advocate for diversity and women in the workplace, as well as disabled, LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities. She has been a pundit and commentator with the BBC for the Rugby League World Cup, faced homelessness and hopes to inspire as many people as possible to find their sport or activity regardless of barriers they face. “Sport is such a powerful tool and universal language that can change the world and bring communities together. Before disability sport, I was Freya in the wheelchair, when I play sport – I’m just Freya” ‘
About my talks...
My presentations are normally PowerPoint form with a lot of pictures and videos from my career so far, however if this is not possible I’m happy to be a stand alone (no pun intended) speaker. I can bring my own laptop if needed but do not have my own projector or speakers. I’m flexible with timings, some talks have been 20 minutes, some I’ve done for 1-2 hours, what ever suits your needs best.
Fee: £250 as well as reasonable expenses – however I’m open to negotiation on the fee depending on the event.
Areas to travel: I’m very flexible and drive so am open to anywhere in the UK as long as there are reasonable expenses, however, I am based in Essex.