Player Profile

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#14 Anastasia Blease

Home Town

Rhuddlan

Age

Women’s League Club

North Wales Knightmares

National League Club

North Wales Knights

Classification

3.5

Biography

Anastasia was born with a growth on the bottom of her back which prevented her spinal cord forming correctly and thus being diagnosed with Spina Bifida. At just eight years old, Anastasia was first introduced to the sport by Mike Hayes and the Rhyl Raptors Wheelchair Basketball Club. Since, Anastasia has flourished in the sport and became a signing for the Archers Women’s Premier League team at the age of 17. Committed to her development on and off the court, Anastasia achieved 11 A* at GCSE, and is now studying A-Levels in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry. Ana is an incredibly keen academic, and wants to pursue a potential career in neuroscience alongside her basketball career. Whilst succeeding in the classroom, Ana has reaped success on the basketball court. At only 14 years old, Anastasia became the youngest member of the Great Britain U25 team and helped her squad achieve podium success at the 2018 European Championships. Anastasia has also won several national championships with Wheelchair Basketball North Wales Knights. Anastasia has won multiple individual awards, including the Denbighshire Disability sports award, British Wheelchair Basketball Rising Star award, British Wheelchair Basketball Young Female Player of the Year award and the Sports Excellence award for Disability Sport Wales. “I am so excited to be part of the Archers family. The team and I all share the same aspirations for the future and that’s a really exciting thing. We are all friends off the court, which makes playing at this club really special. I am excited to continue to bond with this team as we make history competing in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League together. Most importantly, I am ready to just play some awesome basketball and have fun.”
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CONTACT

Archers Arena, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff CF23 6XD

For general enquiries:

swagstaff@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For media enquiries:

tguntrip@cardiffmet.ac.uk


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