Dee Holly Fernley Weiner - Devon Girls Can Ambassador

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Dee Holly Fernley Weiner


Devon Girls Can Ambassador


“Players at my club who play for Devon inspire me”

Dee has a chromosome abnormality, which is unique worldwide. As a consequence Dee is hypothyroid and quickly tires. She also has Albrights hereditary oesteodystrophy meaning that some of her bones are misshapen and her feet get very sore. There are difficulties with gross and fine motor skills and this can lead to her easily losing her balance. Dee stands at 4 ft 2 ins. She is vulnerable society and can easily be frightened. When in conversation Dee can quickly feel overwhelmed and this often turns to worry and anxiety.

Since then I have trained at Queens badminton club, playing up to 5 hours a week. I now play with Devon Racketeering and with Special Olympics. Last year I won a gold in doubles and a silver in singles and mixed doubles at 4 Nations badminton in Sheffield. I also won gold in ladies singles in Bournemouth for South West Special Olympics followed by a gold in the ladies singles and a silver in mixed doubles in Plymouth for South West Special Olympics.

Who Inspires You? Players at my club that play for Devon inspire me