Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He switched from playing amputee football to long jump in 2010 in Cardiff, Wales.
Why this sport?
He was playing amputee football, representing England at the 2007 World Cup in Turkey, when he got to know para-athletics coach Anthony Hughes. Hughes encouraged him to move to Cardiff, Wales, and take up the sport. “He said if I moved to Cardiff he would support me, I've never looked back."
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Edward Thompson [personal], from 2014
Tony (thepowerof10.info, 02 Jun 2012)
He has played for England's amputee football team. (britishathletics.org, 19 Oct 2015)
He broke his leg while playing football in 1998, and after five weeks of complications in hospital, he had his leg amputated at the knee. (walesonline.co.uk, 28 Feb 2015)
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