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Para Sport

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athletes in the GB Snowsport Para Alpine and Para Snowboard squad

We are delighted to announce that the 14-athlete squad selected by GB Snowsport ahead of the para snow sports season features a number of Get Kids Going! athletes. Get Kids Going! has given over £250,000 to the para snow sports team over the last few years and is supporting them again this coming season. The…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! athlete Justin Levene winner of Gold Medal in World Parajiu-Jitsu Championships 2023

The 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship started on Wednesday with an amazing display of talent on show at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City.  We were delighted to hear that Justin Levene achieved a gold medal in Parajiu-Jitsu Men / K4 Heavyweight division. The first day of the Championships saw an impressive…[Read More]

Good luck to the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team in the 2023 International Wheelchair Rugby Cup

We would like to thank the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team for inviting our Chief Executive, Jane Emmerson, over to Paris to watch some matches in the International Wheelchair Rugby Cup The eight best wheelchair rugby teams including Great Britain have gathered in Paris and will be spending until 22nd October 2023 competing in the…[Read More]

Discover what Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Katie Guest are doing

Our great Get Kids Going! supported athletes para skiers Menna Fitzpatrick & Katie Guest are swapping skiing for hiking as they will be doing the Everest Base Camp Challenge for us.

They want to raise awareness for us as your amazing fundraising helped to send them to Winter Paralympics and many more events, where visually impaired Menna and her guide Katie went on to achieve great results.

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for winning golds in World Para Snowboard World Cup

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for winning his first gold medal of the season. James was competing in the World Para Snowboard World Cup held in Pyha, Finland. James said “First World Cup boardercross and first gold of the season – absolutely buzzing! I love coming to this place”. James Barnes-Miller became the…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Neil Simpson on receiving GB’s first gold medal in World Para Alpine Skiing Championships

Neil Simpson won GB’s first gold medal in the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Spain. With that amazing achievement 20 year old Neil, became the first British male athlete to win a gold on the slopes this year. With his guide Rob Poth, they completed the course in 56.66 at the event in Espot…[Read More]

A great time cheering on Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team in the 2022 World Championships

We would like to thank the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team for inviting our Chief Executive, Jane Emmerson, over to Denmark to watch some matches in the World Championships. Jane was able to watch the squad’s matches from their match against USA on 13th October right through to their final match against New Zealand on…[Read More]

Good luck to Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team in the 2022 World Championships

We wish all the best The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team in the World Championships which is taking place in DGI Huset Vejle, Denmark from 10 until 16 October 2022.  The Paralympic champions, Great Britain, got off to a flying start in their first game on 10th October against Switzerland. The score was GB 66…[Read More]

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team narrowly defeated in the 2022 King Power Quad Nations finals

The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team came second at the King Power Quad Nations in Cardiff on 18th September 2022.  The Paralympic champions, Great Britain, met Canada in the finals who had beaten Germany 53-48. The final itself needed two periods of overtime to separate the teams, but Canada who finally won the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha…[Read More]

Congratulations to all Get Kids Going! Para Athletes on their successes in the Commonwealth Games 2022

We would like to give a huge congratulations to all of the Get Kids Going! supported athletes for their amazing achievements in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. In a hugely exciting games, the athletes made us all proud with their determination and prowess after a particularly challenging few years. 400 sports men and women…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Ambassador Aled Davies for his gold medal in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Huge congratulations to Get Kids Going! Ambassador Aled Davies for his first Commonwealth Games Gold medal. Aled won a gold medal for shot in the Tokyo Paralympics last year. However in the Commonwealth Games he switched to discus when he knew there was an opportunity to add the missing gold from his collection. Aled was…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! supported athlete Fabienne Andre for her bronze medal in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Huge congratulations to Fabienne Andre for her first Commonwealth Games medal. She picked up a bronze medal in the women’s T33/34 100 metres on 2nd August 2022. She had an excellent finish time of 19:58 seconds and beating Paralympic bronze medallist Australian Robyn Lambird by 10 seconds to take third place. Fabienne, who lives in…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! supported athlete Eden Rainbow-Cooper for her silver medal in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Huge congratulations to Eden Rainbow-Cooper for her first Commonwealth Games medal. She picked up a silver medal in the women’s T53/54 marathon on 30th July 2022. She came in at just under the two hour mark, four minutes behind Australia’s Madison de Rozario who took the gold medal. Eden, who lives in Havant is an…[Read More]

Get Kids Going! supporting the England Team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event with a fully integrated programme of para sport disciplines and this year’s Games promises to be extra special with big crowds cheering on the athletes after Tokyo 2020 took place behind closed doors. Birmingham 2022 has the Commonwealth Games’ biggest Para-sports programme, with 42 events across eight sports.…[Read More]

Get Kids Going! Ambassador Ayaz Bhuta MBE awarded honorary doctorate

Get Kids Going! Ambassador, British Paralympic wheelchair rugby player, Ayaz Bhuta, MBE was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for services to sport and the community. He said: “Truly humbled to be awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton. I graduated from the university in 2010 and it…[Read More]

Congratulations to all Get Kids Going! Para Athletes on their successes in Winter Paralympics 2022

We would like to give a huge congratulations to all of the Get Kids Going! supported athletes for their amazing achievements in the Winter Paralympics. In a hugely exciting games, the athletes made us all proud with their determination and prowess after a particularly challenging few years. Their work at the Paralympics got off to…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Whitley on achieving his Paralympic Best

Get Kids Going! supported athlete James Whitley for a top-ten finish in the giant slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing. James said he was “really, really happy” with the result. In the highly competitive men’s standing class James came sixth with a combined time of 1:58.38 after two runs. James began skiing at the…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Hope Gordon on becoming Britain’s first female Para Nordic skier

Get Kids Going! supported athlete Hope Gordon made history by becoming Great Britain’s first female Para Nordic skier at the Beijing Winter Paralympics. She finished 17th in qualifying in the women’s sprint event, missing out on the top 12 who went through to the semi-finals. “It is cool to be the first girl, but the…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for winning small final in Winter Paralympics

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for winning the small final. He came fifth in the UL snowboard cross finals, but his achievement means that he gained the best snowboarding result for the Great British Paralympic Team. “I feel like that was my chance to get a medal,” James said. “But hey-ho. I felt…[Read More]