A vibrant and sociable young woman, Niamh represents the energy and the type of lifestyle that you would expect from a typical 19 year old. She shares her time between socialising with friends, working and travelling to compete in the sport that she is so passionate about - Power Wheelchair Football.
Creative, energetic and stylish, with a keen interest in the latest technology, Niamh is in the process of setting up her own business, and currently works as National Fundraising Manager for the Power Wheelchair Football Association.
With a competitive nature and hunger for achievement, Niamh actively pursues her passion for power chair football. It’s not surprising that she takes the performance of her power wheelchair on and off court very seriously, so we were delighted when she agreed to become Invacare’s latest ambassador for the TDX2 power chair range.
“I have a very busy schedule, love fashion, new technology and actively participate in sport, I am always looking to push boundaries, so my chair, quite simply has to keep up with me.”
Nathan had an interest in sport from a young age and began competing in athletic competitions in 2003 at the age of 15 in the javelin, discus and shot put events. In 2011, Nathan won gold at the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in New Zealand, recording a lifetime best of 39.11 meters in F57 javelin. He followed this up by recording a world record, at the Czech Athletics Open in Olomouc, in the men’s F57 javelin with a distance of 41.37 meters. In 2013, Nathan took part on the IPC Lyon World Championships and claimed 5th in the javelin and 7th in the discus, he then went on to win bronze at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in javelin.
"All of my favourite wheelchairs have been a Küschall®. To me it is not just a means of transportation, but an accessory to my life and an expression on my personality. The perfect balance of amazing looks and functionality with its light weight and fully adjustable structure, there are simply no limits with these chairs."
Take a look at Nathan’s official website which details his inspiring life story, a list of his achievements and regularly updated news.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body of tennis, oversees the following five areas of the game:
- Administration and regulation
- Organising international competition
- Structuring the game
- Developing the game
- Promoting the game
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