Shelley was born in Blackpool in 1986, 11 years later she broke her back and damaged her spinal cord after falling from a tree whilst playing with friends leaving her paralysed from the waist down.
Following her accident she was worried that she wasn't going to be able to do what she loved most, playing sport and being active. With support from her family and friends she quickly found that she could still do everything she loved doing before and to such a high level opening up to the whole new world of Paralympic sport.
After trying out a variety of sports she eventually took up wheel chair racing, a sport that she really enjoyed.
At the age of 21, she was proud to be selected to represent her country at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
In Beijing she brought home a Silver medal in the 1500m, a Bronze medal in the 5000m and finished 4th in the Marathon.
In 2010 she achieved one of her biggest personal ambitions breaking the 1500m World Record now standing at 3m 21.2secs.
Although she is incredibly proud of what she has already achieved so far, she strives to be better and her aim is 'to be the best she possibly can be, while also loving the challenge of racing and the training
Shelley works hard everyday in training with her team to be faster and stronger whilst racing against the best girls in the world and travelling the globe.