get kids going! supporting disability sports athletes

Para Sport

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]

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]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Athlete Michael Kear for two Gold Medals in Huntsman Cup World Para Alpine Ski Race

Michael Kear was thrilled to receive two gold medals (Slalom and Giant Slalom) in the Huntsman Cup World Para Alpine Ski Race at Park City, Utah. The Huntsman Cup focuses on providing the opportunity to adaptive athletes who are hopefuls for future Paralympic games in 2022 and beyond. This achievement qualifies Michael and his guide…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Menna Fitzpatrick for a Gold Medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Menna Fitzpatrick was thrilled to receive a gold medal in the women’s slalom event in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. Going into the slalom as the defending Paralympic champion, Menna managed a third place after Run 1 and improved on her second run to overtake Austria’s Elina Stary in the standings.…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for a silver medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for receiving a silver medal in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. After a fabulous start he was narrowly beaten to a gold medal by Maxime Montaggioni in the snowboard cross SB-UL category. Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Millie Knight for a Gold Medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Millie Knight was thrilled to receive a gold medal in Super Combined event in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. This is the first time Millie has a gold medal in this her first World Championships event since 2017. Millie turned 23 on Saturday so the medal is even more special! Initially…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Millie Knight for a bronze medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Millie Knight was thrilled to receive a bronze medal in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. It was her first World Championships race since 2017 and the medal was even more special as she received it on her birthday! Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition was…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for a bronze medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for receiving a bronze medal in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. The competition in Hafjell marked the first time that the dual banked slalom event was used at a World Championships level. Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition…[Read More]

Good luck to Get Kids Going! Para Athletes Millie Knight, Menna Fitzpatrick and James Barnes-Miller ahead of the World Para Snow Sports Championships

We are delighted that Millie Knight, Menna Fitzpatrick and James Barnes-Miller are amongst the 18 athletes forming part of the biggest ever squad taken by Great Britain to the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. The Championships run from 12-23 January 2022. Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, from 7 to 20…[Read More]

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]

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]