Edward Williams won a full set of medals as part of the Special Olympics GB team at the Special Olympics European Games in Antwerp in September.
Edward leaped to victory by winning a gold medal in the long jump. He beat his qualifying jump by 2 centimetres – a thoroughly deserved medal. He won the silver medal as part of the SOGB 200m relay team and the bronze for the 100m.
Edward trains at John Charles Stadium on Tuesday evenings and does a variety of sports at Pudsey Gateway Club at Priesthorpe School on Thursday evenings. Pudsey Gateway Club offers social, leisure and sports activities for adults with a learning disability. www.pudseygatewayclub.co.uk .
In 2017 the Special Olympics National Games will be held in Sheffield. We hope to have a big team from Yorkshire & Humberside, so come along to John Charles on Tuesday evening or Priesthorpe School on Thursday evening to enjoy your sport and train for the National Games.