WDSA (UK) are excited to announce the 1st Wheelchair Dance Showcase for the UK.
This packed evening will feature many performances, including Richard Still and Morgan Hemphill – British and United Kingdom 10 Dance Champions, our Patrons Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova and our own top class athletes Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness and Linda Wilson and Stephen Boyne and will also include a show case from our local groups.
Laurie Squirrell was regarded as the most promising female motocross rider in Britain. However in 2004 she experienced a spinal cord injury while competing in her first professional Motocross race in San Antonio, Texas. She crashed on a corner during practice and broke her back which left her paralysed from the chest down.
Jordan Spieth – a friend of Special Olympics and whose sister Ellie was born with an intellectual disability 14 years ago – may have just spectacularly won the US Masters at Augusta National on Sunday. However, he would be very proud, as we are, of two Special Olympics GB golfers taking on their own Masters challenge in Macau this coming week.
A team of two GB golfing athletes based in Surrey – Mikael Undrom (pictured left) and Michael Lines (right) – will be attending the Special Olympics Golf Masters in Macau from 20th – 25th April.
“The rider that wins the bike race is the one that tries a bit harder for a bit longer.” Good advice for sporting endeavour but also applicable as encouragement to overcome lifetime’s challenges.
This was advice that Special Olympics Great Britain cyclist Ruairidh Brown received from former professional cyclist Neil Martin, father of current Cannondale Garmin professional rider Dan Martin. It was passed down to Neil from his own father when he became a professional cyclist and Neil and Dan have used the mantra throughout their respective careers.