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September 23, 2018

Well what a year its been, in January I found out the very sad news that I had to retire from International Football due to classification changes. But after 5 major tournaments and captaining the team in 1 European Championships, 2 World Championships and a Paralympic...

November 6, 2017

I had the absolute pleasure of traveling out to Texas to work with the Liverpool International Academy over 3 weeks in November. It was a brilliant experience and can't thank the club and my good friend, Mark Meredith enough for looking after me so well!! 

I coached 4 o...

September 29, 2017

Back in August I was on my summer holiday sitting on a beach in Brittany, France, when I received a phone call from a lady who worked for the Birmingham Mail. She informed me that I had been nominated and made the final for the Stephen Sutton Inspirational Person Award...

September 1, 2017

The CP World Championships were held in San Luis, Argentina this year and it was one to remember for my England team. We created history by being the first CP England team to reach a World Cup semi-final and finish in 4th place.  

It was my 4th year as Captain of the te...

August 6, 2017

What a day! Easily one of the best days of my entire life to represent McDonalds - Better Play Programme as part of my role as Head Of Disability Football.

Pictured above with the other Football Ambassadors who as you can see are some of the biggest names in British Foo...

July 6, 2017

I've only recently started to do after dinner speeches and they don't come much bigger or better than representing the charity which helped save my life. Headway. This event was called a "An evening with Peter Ridsdale" who brilliant shared his wealth of experience in...

June 1, 2017

In June 2017 I was approached by a company called Inspired Exchange who do incredible work by deploying Olympians, Paralympian's and other sporting stars to engage with young people to help them reach their potential. Normally, this would be through a motivational talk...

March 18, 2017

What a day it was to return to my old team's ground, Birmingham City FC on Saturday the 18th March 2017. The club were playing in the Championship against Newcastle United FC and I was a guest of honour representing the Headway Charity who managed to secure the match d...

March 13, 2017

On Sunday March 5th I took on the Paris 1/2 Marathon to help raise money for one of the charities I work for, The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust who employ current or retired athletes to run personal and social development programmes to help engage, empower and enable young p...

March 13, 2017

At the beginning of February I was given the opportunity to help promote the FA and McDonald's community awards for 2017. This is where the public get to vote for their grass routes heroes, the people who cut the grass, make the tea's, coach the kids and sweep the chan...

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