Daring greatly reaps awards for ‘Young Male Achiever’ nominee

Nominated for the ‘Young Male Achiever’ award at the North East Disability Sports Awards 2016, Josh Whitwell, Freebrough Academy Y9 student, has shown that hard work and determination can lead to success.

Josh attended an exclusive dinner on Thursday 23 March 2017 at Slaley Hall in Northumberland where he was presented with his certificate. During the night he also met Craig Heap, an inspiring Olympic gymnast.

After attending a Cleveland Schools Sports Partnership workshop with other Freebrough students, over a year ago, Josh decided to take up wheelchair basketball. On the strength of his performance Josh was invited to join the Teesside Titans.

Training up to four times a week, Josh plays for the Titans and since has been a pivotal member of the Cleveland Schools Sports Partnership team which won the Tees Valley games last summer. Josh has also represented the North East in regional competition.

The Academy is extremely proud of Josh; he is the absolute embodiment of ‘Daring Greatly’.

At the moment the Academy is helping to raise money so Josh can purchase a sports wheelchair. Travelling all over the country for competitions, Josh requires a professional sports wheelchair which will enable him to continue to flourish in the sport he loves.

If you are interested in supporting Josh and would like to donate, please click this link…. www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Joshwheelchair