Weʼve raised £613 to Help Fund me get to the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World championships in Australia
- Normanton, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 17th November 2017
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Back in December our sport received the sad news from UK sport that our funding had been cut completely. As a full-time athlete with a goal of medalling at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with my team this was a huge blow and I now must self-fund myself by finding alternative sources of funding. Unfortunately, without sponsorship I will not be able to continue playing the sport I love for club and country and strive to achieve the goals I have for my wheelchair rugby career.
My disability is Cerebral Palsy which I have had since birth Due to a blood clot that my mother had when she was pregnant I was starved of oxygen which caused damage to my brain causing me to have Cerebral Palsy when I was born. My love of sport however started from a young age mainly due to my love of football and Manchester United. I dreamed of being a professional footballer but obviously my disability meant this was always going to be tough so I started to look into other sports to see what I could do and that’s when I found Wheelchair Basketball. I played Wheelchair Basketball for 8 years and was quite successful, going on to represent Yorkshire at regional level. I was then introduced to Wheelchair Rugby by a few Great Britain Scouts who were looking for new players at the time and was asked to attend a training session. Following this I was fast tracked into the GB team and joined the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby club and achieved my dream of becoming a professional athlete going on to win 2 European Gold medals and represent GB at World and Paralympic level.
My plans, aims aspirations for the future I am currently working hard to get selected for 2018 World Championships. In 2019, I will be hoping to then be selected for the European Championships My ultimate aim is to represent Paralympics GB for a second time at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games where I hope to medal. I will also be playing a vital role for the Leicester tigers in the league this year.
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Aug 11, 2017
From Dawn Pedder and Karen perry
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 7, 2017
Good luck mate. You Amazing xx
Aug 5, 2017
All the best jamie !! Good luck
Aug 4, 2017
Good Luck Jamie
Aug 4, 2017
Good luck Jamie and the lads x
Aug 4, 2017
Good luck Jamie hope you get what you need 😀
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Normanton, United Kingdom
I competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games and most recently became a European Champion for the second time. Back in December I received the sad news from UK sport that our funding had been cut completely I now must self-fund myself by finding alternative sources of funding.