Nominated for Young person award
Kai Hamilton-Frisby is a 16 year old disabled sports star from Aberystwyth in Ceredigion.
Kai has cerebral palsy and when he was 7 years old, he had surgery which was meant to increase his mobility but did not work and was told he would not play sport. A year later, he was introduced to wheelchair basketball and soon became a rising star. Eight years later, Kai has represented Wales for the Under 14 Junior Championship wheelchair basketball team and was also selected to be part of Team Wales at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He was also chosen to carry the baton in the Queens’ Baton Relay. Kai has also been part of the Disability Sport Wales Performance Programme. He has also represented Wales twice at under 14's, 2018 and 2019, twice at the school games 2021 and 2022 and then qualified for the senior Wales Wheelchair basketball commonwealth games team as a 15 year old.
Kai is also keen to give back to the community and inspire other young people. He is an ambassador for his sports club and is a volunteer coach in 3 different sports clubs. In October 2022, took part in the BBC Children in Need rickshaw challenge, riding it for 12 miles around his hometown of Aberystwyth.
Kai speaks openly and honestly about his disability and shares his story of what he has overcome with others, inspiring disabled young people to reach achieve their dreams.