A close up of Chelsea smiling at the cameraThis week, we’re getting to know 5 of our recently recruited Youth Forum members. Next up we are learning more about Chelsea Hudson!

  • Name – Chelsea Hudson
  • Age – 16
  • Goalball Club – Scarborough

What club do you play for?

I play for Scarborough and the GB Woman team.

How did you get involved with goalball?

Since I attended a have a go session of goalball at the age of six, I fell in love with the sport. However, I was a bit too young at the time to play. At nine years old I attended my first goalball competition. A year after, I started going to talent camps and then experienced my first international competition at the age of thirteen for the GB Woman Youth team in France.

What is your biggest achievement within goalball?

My greatest achievement was bronze at the World Youth Championships in Australia. This was a fantastic opportunity.

What do you hope to do within the Youth Forum?

By joining the goalball Youth Forum, I want to spread the word of goalball to give someone else the opportunities and enjoyment that I have got from goalball over the past ten years. The Youth Forum will give me new skills and I will make friends along the way.

What do you do outside of goalball?

Outside of goalball, I love to listen to audiobooks and play my flute.

I also enjoy walking my dog on a weekend and going adventuring in forests, beaches, waterfalls, and lakes with my family unsure of where we are going or where we will end up!

We will be chatting to a member of the Youth Forum every weekday this week. Who will we be chatting to next? Come back tomorrow to find out!