Two-Time Paralympic Medallist Samuel Ingram Appointed As New Visual Impairment Programme Co-Ordinator
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Two-Time Paralympic Medallist Samuel Ingram Appointed As New Visual Impairment Programme Co-OrdinatorPosted: 28/09/2017
JudoScotland are delighted to announce the appointment of two time Paralympic Medallist Samuel Ingram to the role of Programme Co-Ordinator for our new Visual Impairment Programme ‘I Do Judo’.
‘I Do Judo’, a collaboration with sportscotland and Scottish Disability Sport, has been established to provide opportunities for visually impaired individuals to participate in Judo. It has been developed from an initial four week pilot with the South Lanarkshire Council Visual Impairment Service (Education) at Uddingston Grammar School.
Sam Ingram, who will take the lead as Programme Co-Ordinator, has had a hugely successful competitive career as a visually impaired Judoka, competing at three Paralympic Games and medalling at two (Bronze Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012). Sam will also continue to train at the National Training Centre at Ratho, in addition to his commitments to ‘I do Judo’.
On his appointment, Sam said "I am very happy to be appointed as Programme Coordinator for the 'I Do Judo' programme. I feel this is a fantastic opportunity to develop a pathway for young visually impaired people to get involved with the sport of Judo within Scotland, a program aimed directly at those with a visual impairment has not been carried out before within Scotland.”
“I look forward to bringing many more visually impaired people into the sport. I have gained so much from my time within Judo and I am sure I have more to gain in the future. I look forward to giving the same opportunities to others with similar barriers I have experienced and overcome with the help of Judo and the Judo community."
We look forward to working with Sam to deliver the ‘I Do Judo’ programme towards the end of 2017.
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