Matt Clarkson

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Hull, England.
Why this sport?
He was approached by British ice sledge hockey player Matt Lloyd to take up the sport. "I attended a training session in Hull after meeting Matt and have never been away, the sport gripped me instantly."
Club / Team
Kingston Kestrels : Hull, ENG
Name of coach
Ian Offers [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named Athlete with an Impairment of the Year at the 2014 Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards in England. (hulldailymail.co.uk, 13 Nov 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (hulldailymail.co.uk, 13 Nov 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (justgiving.com, 24 Jul 2016)