Declan’s amazing story on how sports enriches his life

1Declan was born with a Spina Bifida which means he needs a wheelchair to get around. “I love sports but I can’t play regular sports like the other kids because of my disability. I often felt a bit left out. However when I was 8 I started swimming in carnivals for kids with disabilities and then I tried wheelchair basketball. This was awesome. A few years ago I went to a ‘Come and Try’ day and I jumped into a racing chair. I love racing and my first competition was in Canberra in 2006. One day I want to race in marathons in big cities like New York and London. I love wheelchair racing and lately I have tried handcycling. Without the support from Wheelchair Sports NSW I would have never had this opportunity.”



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