Emma’s London Paralympics dream is a big step closer

Emma Wiggs is in prime position to appear at the London Paralympics
Emma Wiggs is in prime position to appear at the London Paralympics
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Emma Wiggs’ Paralympic dream has taken a major step towards becoming reality.

The Regis School PE teacher has had her GB women’s sitting volleyball team’s selection for this summer’s Games confirmed.

Paralympics GB decided the home nation’s squad had done enough to warrant a place among the best teams at London 2012.

That means all the hard work and toil has paid off for Wiggs (left), who now just needs to stay fit and in form to make sure she is part of the squad, which she hopes to captain.

The 32-year-old is now set to lead Great Britain out on home soil as captain against the world’s best sitting volleyball teams. Wiggs, who caught a virus when she was 18 which left her legs paralysed by attacking her nerves, has been mixing her day job with training at Roehampton in readiness for action at the ExCel Centre in London Docklands. She has now gone part-time in her teaching role to focus her attentions on being ready for the Games.

There will 10,000 people roaring her and her team on to success on home soil with much of the action being shown live on Channel 4 – and she hopes pupils from The Regis School, chosen as Gamesmakers, will be there.

Meanwhile, there is still an intense schedule ahead to make sure the British team are ready for action.