Rachel started playing Goalball when she was 12 when she took her place at RNIB New College Worcester.
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She first represented GB in the 1994 Girls European championships where they won gold. Rachel made her first appearance for GB senior team at the age of 15 in the Atlanta qualifying tournament. Unfortunately they did not succeed in this tournament. However, 2 years later the team competed in the world championships in Madrid and even though they were ranked 13th, they came 4th which gave the team automatic qualification for Sydney.
In Sydney it was a very tight tournament with a lot of draws and few goals in the round robin competition. Rachel's team finished joint 4th with Spain, same points, same Goal difference and same goals scored. The only way to decide who went through to the medal play offs was a penalty shoot out. Unfortunately, GB lost on Penalties, so finished 5th.