Millie Forrest

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Longridge, ENG
Occupation
Coach, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Coaching - Edge Hill University: Ormskirk, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2010.
Why this sport?
"I loved sport from a very young age. As soon as I could walk I couldn't stop kicking a football around. Just because I have a disability, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy sport."
Club / Team
Wigan and District Harriers Athletics Club: England

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting English football club Burnley, listening to music. (lancashiretelegraph.co.uk, 05 Sep 2013)
Hero / Idol
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill. (sportsaid.org.uk, 08 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction." (Facebook profile, 07 May 2018)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (lep.co.uk, 14 Aug 2014)
Other information
COACHING
She works as a coach for Burnley FC in the Community, the official charity of English football club Burnley FC. (Facebook profile, 07 May 2018)

INSPIRING OTHERS
She enjoyed her time volunteering at a local community gym, where she was able to share her knowledge and inspire younger people. "Sport has had such a positive impact on my life. Playing sport not only built up my confidence and helped me fit in by being part of a team, it also improved my general mobility and balance. I want to share that experience with other young people to show them the power of sport." (edgehill.ac.uk, 01 Sep 2015)