SCOTTISH Disability Sport (SDS), has teamed up with some of Scotland’s most inspiring para athletes to find the next generation of sporting stars.
The agency, which is the official sporting body for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability, is urging everyone to give sport a go, whatever their disability, because they could have what it takes to go all the way at the next Paralympic or Commonwealth Games.
The nationwide drive to unearth the next generation of disabled sport stars is being fronted by some of the 22 ‘Team Scotland’ para athletes who competed at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow across a wide range of sports – with more athletes, personal bests and medals won (seven in total) than ever before.
Scottish para athletes Martin Perry from Paisley, Meggan Dawson-Farrell from Tullibody, Jonathan Paterson from Motherwell and Cumbernauld man, Scott Meenagh and Jonathan Paterson are all supporting the campaign, appearing in a selection of empowering images and short films to tell their inspiring stories.
Scottish Disability Sport is the Scottish governing and coordinating body of all sports for disabled children, athletes and players of all ages. It is committed to broadening the range of available sports options for disabled individuals of all abilities in Scotland and is responsible for creating sport specific pathways to help them achieve their goals.
Further information on training, courses and development days can be found atwww.scottishdisabilitysport.com