Classification: 0.5

Date of birth: 07/12/87

Home town: Farnham, Surrey

Club: London Wheelchair Rugby Club

Disability: Spinal injury

Kylie sustained her spinal injury in 2006 during an unfortunate accident in a swimming pool which resulted in her breaking her neck. Having always being active and a keen horse rider, she was determined to not allow her injury to stop her doing sport. During her rehabilitation she was introduced to a number of sports and was told about wheelchair rugby. As soon as she saw the sport she knew it was for her.

Kylie played recreationally for London Wheelchair Rugby Club from 2008 and in 2011 was invited to GB trials, where she successfully made selection onto the full squad.

A year later she was representing her country as part of the GB wheelchair rugby team at the London 2012 Paralympics. She was one of only two women that competed in wheelchair rugby at London 2012, the other being Belgium’s Bieke Ketelbuters.

Kylie narrowly missed selection to be part of the 2013 European Championship team and continued to be involved in the GB squad until 2014. It was then she took the decision to switch from a team sport to an individual discipline in para-athletics. Once again representing her country at the Rio Paralympics, finishing 4th in the F51 women’s club throw.

Throughout her time competing in athletics Kylie continued to train and play club rugby with London Wheelchair Rugby Club, never losing her love for the sport. She returned to the GB squad in October 2018.

Playing history

2012 London Paralympics – 5th