Josie Cichockyj

Josie is the coach for the Mavericks wheelchair basketball club based at the Manchester YMCA. The club plays in a national competitive league which includes teams in the U15′s, U19′s, women’s and mixed senior team.

Josie has helped coach dozen’s of athletes over the years and has trained up at least 15 people who have gone on to become part of the GB team.

She has had an incredible sporting career in her own right. She competed in 3 Paralympics (1984, ’88 & ’96) Has held every British track record from 100 metres to the 5000 metres, won the London Marathon and was one of the first women to break the 3 hour barrier. Josie then went on to be the Captain for the British wheelchair basketball team.


Here Josie talks about the camaraderie at the Y Club and how much it means to her personally.