My Experiences in Disability Sport – Part 5: An End and A New Beginning

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After the excitement of the School Games, it was then back to school the next day and back to GCSE mocks – not so exciting! I did have a couple of teachers ask me about the School Games, one teacher in particular was really interested, which was nice.

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My Experiences in Disability Sport – Part 4: The School Games

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It was January 2012 when I found out that I had been selected for the School Games, which were to be held at the Olympic Stadium in May. Despite finding out about it myself in January, I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone until the following month!

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My Experiences in Disability Sport – Part 3: New Opportunities

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As I mentioned in my previous post, having a national classification meant that I was now able to take part in so many more competitions. In 2011 I took part in competitions in Lee Valley, Perivale, Mile End, Bedford, Cardiff and Nottingham. I also took part in CP Sport training days in Nottingham during the Winter.

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My Experiences in Disability Sport – Part 2: Continuing Competing and A New Diagnosis

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After finding out that disability sport was something I enjoyed, I continued training during the winter. It did get very cold and I’d often be wearing about four layers! And that was with me running, let alone my Dad and brother who would often be sat in the stands! My brother was given the opportunity to get involved too though which was great – he even gave wheelchair racing a go!

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My Experiences in Disability Sport – Part 1: Beginning to Train and Compete

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During primary school I hated PE. I was slow at getting changed into my PE kit, I was slow at running, I struggled to catch a ball. I did not enjoy sports day at all. I think the expression on my face in this photo sums up what I thought of sports day!

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Dyspraxia and Disability Sport: An Introduction and a Guide to Classification

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Sport… something which seemingly involves good balance, coordination, motor skills, and spatial awareness. To some it may sound like a dyspraxic’s worst nightmare! This was the view I had of sport for quite a few years, up until I got into disability sport where the inclusive environment made such a difference in many ways. Disability sport is something which was quite a big part of my life really, as I took part in it for a number of years and had some amazing opportunities throughout this time.

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