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Paralympian & Get Kids Going Ambassador Millie Knight ahead of the Winter Paralympics

Get Kids Going! Ambassador Millie Knight is really looking ahead for the winter season of skiing. The visually impaired Paralympic skier, who we have supported for the past 8 years, shared her training diary with us. “After a total of 7 weeks in Saas Fee, I am finally home for a bit of a breather…[Read More]

Congratulations to wheelchair racer Shelly Woods for completing three marathons in three weeks

Get Kids Going! Ambassador Shelly Woods fulfilled her amazing challenge of completing three marathons in three weeks. She came 5th in her third marathon – the Boston Marathon with a time of 1hour, 54mins, 33secs Her time of 1 hour 42 mins 36 sec in Berlin was her fastest marathon time in 10 years. In…[Read More]

Wheelchair racer Olivia Gallagher made surprise visit to Royal Parks Half Marathon to thank Get Kids Going!

One of our future wheelchair racing Paralympians Olivia Gallagher made a surprise visit to the our tent at the finishing line of the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 10th October 2021. Olivia is in training for next year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the 2024 Paris Summer Paralympic Games.  Olivia, who was born with cerebral palsy,…[Read More]

Tennis champion Gordon Reid joins the Duchess of Cambridge and Emma Raducanu for doubles match

Former Get Kids Going! supported athlete Gordon Reid joined three other of the champions of the US Open and the Duchess of Cambridge for a game of doubles. The event held by the Lawn Tennis Association on Court 3 at the National Tennis Centre in south London on 24th September 2021. Get Kids Going! was…[Read More]

Aled Davies wins his third consecutive Paralympic gold for shot put

Huge congratulations to Get Kids Going! Patron and Ambassador, Aled Davies who won his third successive individual Paralympic gold. Aled was supported by Get Kids Going! when he was younger which helped to kick start his amazing sporting career. 30-year-old Aled successfully defended his shot put F42 title from Rio 2016 with a 15.33m throw…[Read More]

Former Get Kids Going! supported athlete Jordanne Whiley makes British Wheelchair Tennis history in Paralympics

Former Get Kids Going! supported athlete Jordanne Whiley made history at the Tokyo Paralympics to become the first British wheelchair tennis player to win a women’s singles medal at a Paralympic Games. Get Kids Going! gave Jordanne one of her first tennis wheelchairs and naturally we were delighted with her historic win. “It’s such an…[Read More]

Get Kids Going! president David Weir after Tokyo Paralympics

Our president and sixth time Paralympian David Weir finished 5th in the men’s T54 marathon in the Tokyo Paralympics. He has been an absolutely amazing inspiration to so many young athletes and we wish him great success in the upcoming London Marathon in October. Switzerland’s Marcel Hug took gold. Fellow Brit Johnboy Smith came 10th…[Read More]

All the best to Get Kids Going! supported athlete Dermot Bailey

Although Get Kids Going! supported athlete did not make the finals in his first Paralympics, we are so proud of his performance in Tokyo and his positive attitude to Spain’s Daniel Caverzaschi who he played against. Dermot Bailey bowed out of the men’s singles 6-2, 6-0 against Spain’s Caverzaschi. Just after the match Dermot said…[Read More]

Best of luck to Get Kids Going! supported athlete Fabienne Andre for her first Paralympic games

We would like to wish Fabienne Andre the best of luck in her next race for the Paralympics. This is Fabienne’s first Paralympic Games. She took up wheelchair racing after Para swimming which she started at the age of 14. She began training as a wheelchair racer in 2018 and started competing in July 2019.…[Read More]

Get Kids Going! Ambassador Ali Jawad has “won medal in life” by competing in Tokyo Paralympics

Get Kids Going! Ambassador, powerlifter, Ali Jawad says he’s ‘won a medal in life’ by competing in Tokyo Games as he finished sixth in -59kg category despite his battle with Crohn’s Disease. He said: “A big 6th place today at Paralympics I’m so proud of myself for just getting here and getting 2 out of 3…[Read More]