Georgina has been involved with Special Olympics GB since 1984. She first competed as a gymnast and was instrumental in getting the entry age of competition lowered from 10 to 8, enabling her to compete at the 1985 Special Olympics European Games in Dublin where she won two medals.
Since then Gina has attended many sport competitions on both a national and international level. After retiring from gymnastics in the early 90s, Gina began training and competing in swimming and has participated in two Special Olympics GB National Summer Games – Glasgow 2005 and Leicester 2009. She is also an assistant coach, supporting others with learning disabilities to develop their skills and confidence.
In addition, having attended college and developed a range of practical vocational skills, Georgina now works as an assistant chef at a highly reputable Cheshire restaurant.
In 2010, Georgina’s life and experience in the world of learning disabled sport were featured in the book, Mentality: The Secrets of Success: How Leading Sports Personalities in Britain Made It To The Top, by Joe Sillett and Karl Morris. Sales of the book help support Special Olympics GB.
Georgina believes that Special Olympics gave her a chance to show both herself and others what she could do and it has been an integral aspect of everything she has achieved since.
Georgina is both a member of the Board and an Ambassador for Special Olympics GB.