Menna is an 18 year old Paralympic skier in Team GB. She has less than 5% vision and is guided down the mountain by her guide. Inspiring?

Well add to that in her first season competing at World Cup level, she not only joined mid-way through the winter season but she and her guide, Jennifer Kehoe, made history at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Cup in Aspen (USA) at the end of February 2016 by becoming the first British skiers to win the overall World Cup Visually Impaired title.

Menna teamed up with her guide Jennifer Kehoe after getting back involved in ski racing last summer having been invited to train with the Wales Ski Team and Welsh based club Dragons Alpine. Menna achieved some great results while being supported by the Disability Sport Wales Academy programme which gained her qualification for the World Cup programme.

In March 2017, Menna won 2 Gold Medals at the Slalom and Giant Slalom events in France. She will be competing in Chile, Norway and Germany later in the year before taking part in her first Paralympics in South Korea in 2018

Menna trains around the world for most of the year but when she is home she visits schools and brownie units to give talks for free on disability awareness and to encourage them to do whatever makes them happy and not feel restricted. She also visits other visually impaired children and takes her medals and trophies so they can feel them and feel inspired. She is truly an inspiration to all those she meets.

2017-09-29T09:35:09+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Inspiring Young Woman Award Winner 2017|