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Kirsty Soutar

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F32

Further personal information

Residence
Glasgow, SCO
Occupation
Athlete, Child Carer, Volunteer
Languages
English
Higher education
Early Childhood Studies - Glasgow Clyde College: Scotland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first began playing sports while at school in Glasgow, Scotland.
Why this sport?
"I didn't get into sport to try and be the next Paralympian. It's just for fun and to get out of the house. I like doing something as part of a team and making friends. Having cerebral palsy can be hard to deal with physically and mentally, but going to training has helped me because all I think about is the sport when I'm there."
Club / Team
Red Star Athletics Club: Glasgow, SCO
Name of coach
Bill Condie

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with her friends, family and her dog, Fenton. (Facebook profile, 05 May 2019)
Impairment
She had two heart attacks at eight weeks old and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. (glasgowlive.co.uk, 24 May 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works for a health, social care and housing sector recruitment, training and staffing provider in Scotland. (Facebook profile, 05 May 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She volunteers as a childcare assistant at a nursery school in Glasgow, Scotland, and also volunteers as a play leader at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, Scotland. "I love working with kids. I spent a lot of time in hospital as a child so volunteering is my way of giving back to the staff." (glasgowlive.co.uk, 24 May 2018; Facebook profile, 05 May 2019)