English Federation of Disability Sport.

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Lions volunteers were again on hand to help at the English Federation of Disability Sports (EFDS) Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships held at Warwick University on the 1st and 2nd July 2017.

Nathan Freeman, from Worthing, is one of the 400 athletes who took part. Nathan is a 13 year old wheelchair racer who sees himself as differently able because he accomplishes tasks in a different manner to able bodied people. Both himself and his family travel throughout the United Kingdom to participate in sporting events. Nathan enjoys other sports such as swimming, wheelchair basketball and working out in the gym.

Worthing Lions Club assisted Nathan by making a donation towards the cost of the specialised carbon wheels for his racing wheelchair (shown in the photograph).

The Lions Endeavour Trophy, given to the athlete who displays most commitment and enthusiasm to overcome their disability, was presented to Michael Buchan, a visually impaired athlete from the North East team.

Lion Penny Tregillus, EFDS Liaison and Promotion Officer, handed over a  cheque for £6,000 to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the English Federation of Disability Sport, Andy Dalby-Welsh, this being the total donated by Lions last Lionistic year.  Thank you to all those clubs for their kind contribution.

The photographs from this years’ event can be viewed at www.lionsclubs.co

 To learn more about the great work that EFDS undertake working with young athletes and their inclusive sports programme please visit their website

http://www.efds.co.uk/

Please send a note to Lion Penny Tregillus (tregillus@hotmail.com) if you would like to volunteer for the national games event in 2018. The support of Lions is important for the national event to go ahead.

Lion Penny Tregillus

EFDS Liaison and Promotion Officer