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Jo Coates-McGrath

Jo Coates-McGrath

What is your day job?

Disability Sports Wales Development Officer for SportCardiff

 

Why did you get involved with (disability) sport?

My first involvement in sport was as a participant and then coach in sledge ice hockey. As well as now working as a Disability Sports Officer, in my spare time I coach wheelchair basketball for Celts WBC and am manager of the Wales U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team and Chairperson of the Welsh Wheelchair Basketball Association

 

How long have you been a tutor for DSW?

10 years

 

Why did you become a DSW tutor?

I enjoy tutoring and am heavily involved in disability sport within my work and my spare time. Tutoring for DSW gives me a chance to combine both and to inspire more people to deliver inclusively and increase opportunities for disabled people.

I live, eat, and breathe disability sport!

 

What are the good things about tutoring the UK DIT workshops?

Inspiring more people to deliver sporting opportunities that include disabled people. A chance to help others share ideas and learn from candidates experiences.

 

Give us one interesting fact about yourself:

I was honoured to be a torchbearer in the Paralympic Torch Relay just hours before the Opening Ceremony in London 2012.

 

 

What's Your Story?

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