Rachel Laybourne: Against All Odds - Grass Roots centre spread

GB’s Rachel Laybourne made the front page of GRASS Roots; Sheffield Star’s action-packed 12-page sports pullout earlier this week. Inside was an in-depth interview with the local Sheffield girl!

The article focuses on the challenges that Rachel has faced personally as part of her journey to London 2012 and those that will lie ahead for the team in the next 18 months.

“There have certainly been dark days and days that have challenged me…it’s just having that resilience and perseverance”

With rehab from a serious shoulder operation ahead of target, Laybourne is preparing for an intense summer ahead. The feature gives an insight into some of the harsh realities of chasing an Olympic Dream but it’s all worth it…

“A home Olympics…it’s the drive that gets you out of bed in the morning…
it’s not about money, it’s not about fame. It’s about playing for each other and the sport we love. We can lay the foundation for the next generation and that in itself would be massive”.

To read the whole article, click on the 2 pages below.








Photo’s courtesy of www.volleyballphotos.co.uk and the Press Association.

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