Martine Wright

Member of Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team, Survivor of 7/7 Bombing

Martine Wright lost both legs in the London Underground bombing on 7 July 2005, yet she considers herself lucky. Following this event, Martine began the arduous process of rebuilding her life. Martine became Vice Captain of Team GB Paralympic Sitting Volleyball team and proudly chose to wear the number 7 shirt to commemorate 7/7.

"A truly inspirational and remarkable speaker"

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  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Empowerment
  • Diversity
  • Achieving Your Goals
  • The Power of 7


She presents in English.

How she presents

Through her compelling presentations, Martine leaves a lasting impression, motivating and uplifting audiences from diverse backgrounds. Her unique blend of authenticity, passion, and eloquence creates an unforgettable speaking engagement.

Books & Media

  • Unbroken: My story of survival from 7/7 Bombings to Paralympic success

In Detail

In 2009 Martine tried her first 'have a go' session for women's Sitting Volleyball, and then made her debut at the 2010 Kent International against the Paralympic Champions, China. Her most memorable achievement to date was beating Canada at the 2010 World Championships. In 2012 she was named Inspirational Woman of the Year by Zest magazine, the Vitalise Woman of Achievement and at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year she won the Helen Rollason Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity. Martine also has learnt to ski, undertaken a parachute jump and includes how learning to fly solo is one of her greatest achievements.


By sharing her triumphs and challenges, Martine empowers others to believe in themselves, seize the possibilities that lie ahead, and embark on their own extraordinary paths to success. Her story resonates deeply, offering guidance, encouragement, and a roadmap for personal growth and achievement.



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