On the 6th November 2012, I took my van for an unintended swim resulting myself sustaining a spinal injury. I can no longer continue in my old employment and daily life has become more difficult. Before my accident I enjoyed playing football so when I heard about the Crushers from Susan Gillespie one of the nurses at the spinal unit, I was keen to give it a go. In 2014, I joined the team and I’ve benefitted physically, becoming fitter and stronger and also socially by gaining a whole new circle of friends. I love the whole team spirit and camaraderie.