Throwing frame for Eliza

Project  / Project number: 1A/06 2007  /  Status:


The challenge


In spite of having cerebral palsy, Eliza is keen on sport and throws discus and clubs competitively.  She represented the south west region at the national Schools Championship in 2012 and won a silver medal in discus. She and her father Jon approached Remap to ask if they could help her progress by making her a better throwing chair.

The project was taken on by the Yeovil panel. The brief was to make a sturdy chair, capable of being anchored to the ground. It should be adjustable in height and back angle, and there should also be an adjustable foot bar.

Eliza is delighted with her chair, and later in the year she competed in the Disability Sport England national junior championships, where she won gold in the discus and silver in the clubs. The chair has greatly improved her confidence and she continues to progress in her chosen sports.