• Represented Great Britain and England in wheelchair rugby league, wheelchair basketball, para ice hockey and wheelchair rugby sevens.
  • An advocate for diversity and women in the workplace.
  • Places basketball in the Premier League for East London Phoenix.

Freya has represented Great Britain and England in all four sports she competes in: wheelchair rugby league, wheelchair basketball, para ice hockey and wheelchair rugby 7s. 

In 2010, Freya was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of 14, thereafter being paralysed and now a full-time wheelchair user. Before her diagnosis, Freya was also a non-disabled sporting talent, playing football and rugby, playing in trials for Arsenal.  

Soon after her diagnosis, Freya found a passion for wheelchair basketball and her confidence skyrocketed.   

Sport has been my saviour throughout my life, so I hope that I can inspire people around the region to take up physical exercise and sport.
Freya Levy, Batonbearer

Freya has worked with sports charity Panathlon to make sport more accessible for those with disabilities. She has also worked in a events and marketing capacity and during the pandemic, was instrumental in setting up their Virtual Panathlon programme. Freya also holds a HND in sports coaching from Worcester University.   

Freya took a position with DHL in the global marketing team supporting with global brand development, assisting on sponsorships and campaigns. Throughout this role, Freya is an advocate for diversity and women in the workplace.  

Freya currently plays in the basketball premier league for the East London Phoenix is thrilled that the sport has helped her stay active, travel the world and says that sport saved her life.   

Freya is proudly Jewish and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and uses her voice to engage these communities in sport. During the Covid-19 lockdown, she was shielding and struggled with confidence when all sports activity came to a halt. This brought an awareness that sport gave her increased self-belief and been beneficial for her mental health.  

Freya is a Batonbearer in recognition of her advocacy for sports players with disabilities, support and work with Panathlon and incredible performances as a para-athlete.