A British para-athlete from Belfast

Jack Agnew is a 21-year-old para athletic from Belfast. He is a member of Torque Wheelchair Racing Club in Banbridge. Some of his highlights include competing in the last Commonwealth Games as one of three Northern Irish para-athletes and he was also a double gold medal winner at the 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships. You can find out more about Jack in the video below.

Personal best achievements

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3MWC - Virgin London Mini Marathon 2017

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100WC - Daniela Jutzeler Memorial 2017

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200WC - Swiss Nationals 2019

We asked Jack how the fundraising boost will help him 

“The kit you need to compete in wheelchair racing is really expensive,” he said. “My Dad, Jim, has been unbelievable over the years for trying to get funding and he comes to all my competitions. This funding will help pay for the kit, and then there is getting over to the competitions and training camps to compete, so it will also help with flights and accommodation. Having this backing means I am doing something right – now I just have to go out and do it. SportsAid has supported athletes I have looked up to from a young age so to think you are on the same pathway as them is surreal but brilliant.”

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