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Joe's Sports day

Paralympic Sports

On Tuesday the 6th of June, Joe attended the Manchester SportStart Festival at Sport city. This is set up for children of all ages with various disabilities to gain confidence and achieve goals within a sporting environment. The sports Joe competed in was Football, Rugby, Cricket, Bocchia, Athletics and Tennis.  On the day, Joe was very fortunate enough to meet two Paralympic athletes one of whom is still competing and his name is Graeme Ballard and has won medals in 2004 in Athens and most recently a silver medal in the 2012 games in London. The other Paralympian was Tony Knabett who represented Team GB for 12 years playing Tennis. Tony has now retired but runs his own Tennis Academy and the great news about Tony was that he was that impressed with Joe that he has invited Joe to be a part of his Tennis Academy.