A young athlete from Cardiff who was one of the recipients of a bursary from Sport.Cardiff will be representing Team GB in Paralympic Games in two weeks times.
In 2011 to coincide with the official One Year to Go countdown to the Paralympic Games, Jordan Howe, who attends Rumney High and will be competing in the T35 100m and T35 200m in London, was one of four young athletes to be awarded with a bursary from Sport.Cardiff to support them on their route to potential Olympic or Paralympic success.
Cabinet Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, Cllr Huw Thomas said, ”I am delighted that Jordan, one of the recipients of the Sport.Cardiff bursaries, is going to be representing Team GB at the Paralympic Games.
“It is a massive achievement and I wish Jordan the very best of luck for what I am sure will be the experience of a lifetime and I am very glad we were able to help in some way.
“I am sure everyone in Cardiff will be watching with bated breath as Jordan takes part in his track events.”
Jordan, who has cerebral palsy, is a member of the Disability Sport Wales Academy and is currently ranked number one in Wales in his classification group will make his debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Jordan said: “I have just finished at Rumney High school so the money has helped enormously for my expenses. I’m very proud to be selected for the Paralympics and would like to thank everyone for their support and to Cardiff Council for the generous bursary received.”