Entire Paralympic goalball team supported by SportsAid
05 Jul 2012
SportsAid is proud to confirm that every goalball player selected to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics has been supported by SportsAid, including Adam Knott from Hampshire who said after receiving his SportsAid Award, “Without your help it would not have been possible for me to have reached and sustain my goalball performance and ambitions.”
The announcement by the British Paralympic Association on July 5 takes the total number of SportsAid athletes in the ParalympicsGB team to 172 (out of 240). The six athletes in the goalball team as are follows:
- Adam Knott (from Hampshire) – SportsAid Award 2012 from Variety, Deloitte TASS Award
- Simon Goodall (from Berkshire) – SportsAid Award 2011 from Doris Dibden
- Niall Graham (from Northamptonshire) – SportsAid Award 2012 from the Jaguar Academy of Sport
- Michael Sharkey (from London) – SportsAid Award 2011 from Doris Dibden, Deloitte TASS Award 2009
- Joe Dodson (from Leicester) – SportsAid Award 2011 from Doris Dibden
- David Knott (from Hampshire) – SportsAid Award 2012 from Doris Dibden
Congratulations to all of the athletes selected – we are looking forward to seeing you in action.
Photo: GB goalball players at the BT Paralympic World Cup 2012. From Action Images.
As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”