Three of Wales’ finest para-athletes who will represent Great Britain at the Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships starting next week (18-23 August) have made a special appearance at a Sainsbury’s supermarket in the city.
Aled Sion Davies returned from winning a silver medal in the F42/44 discus at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to be reunited with team mates Nathan Stephens and Kyron Duke, as well as to meet customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s, sponsor of the British para-athletics team.
Davies, Stephens and Duke will be part of a 56 strong British team set to compete in the biggest ever IPC Athletics European Championships which will feature 560 athletes from 37 countries.
Aled Sion Davies, said: “After the excitement of the Commonwealth Games It’s great to continue the summer of sport on home turf at Swansea 2014. I’m really looking forward to competing against the best in Europe.”
Paul Thorburn, Chair of Swansea 2014 Local Organising Committee: “As sponsor of the British para-athletics team and long-time supporter of Paralympic sport we are delighted that Sainsbury’s are a key partner to the delivery of Swansea 2014. In addition to their core support, they have taken the inspiration of the championships to our local schools, stores and communities and have been particularly active in the provision of Active Kids for All equipment.”
Tickets for the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea University are now on-sale and can be purchased via the Swansea ticket website. Prices start from £3 per session.