Research to improve young people’s health and wellbeing through sport
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Abi Walters, a dedicated Sport Scholar, has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming a member of the Great Britain Bobsleigh Team.
Third-year Sport and Exercise Science student Abi, started her Bobsleigh journey earlier this year, when the British Bobsleigh team visited the Canterbury Christ Church campus for a talent identification event.
Throughout the summer, Abi has been traveling to Bath for a series of rigorous tests and training sessions, where she focused on perfecting her pushing technique, recording some impressive times.
Abi Walters said “I’m very excited and I’ve been working really hard for this. My training has changed quite a lot but bobsleigh goes incredibly well with sprinting and I’m hoping being a GB athlete will help my future in sport. I’m excited about the opportunities this will bring.”
I am immensely proud of Abi’s remarkable journey from a Sport Scholar to a GB Bobsleigh athlete. Her dedication and determination have been truly inspiring. We fully support Abi in her quest to represent her country and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.Paul Carney Director of Sport & Active Health
However, Abi faces a significant financial challenge on her journey to represent her country in this sport. Bobsleigh, lacks the necessary funding to support its athletes, leaving Abi with the responsibility of raising the required funds herself.
To fulfil her dream and represent Great Britain in the world of bobsleigh, Abi is actively seeking financial support through donations and sponsorships. Abi also welcomes any support from the community and well-wishers. Donations can be made via her GoFundMe page, where every contribution, big or small, makes a significant difference in her journey.