DAC para-athlete William Baxter had a great boost from British Athletics for his winter training after being selected for the Paralympic Development Academy.
The national selection panel took into account performance profile, competition history, UK and WPA world rankings to prioritise athletes who highlighted the potential to progress onto the Paralympic Futures Academy in the next 1-2 years and the World Class Programme (WCP) in 3-5 years and ultimately to win medals at future Paralympic Games.
The programme starts in January 2019 and will focus on supporting athletes and coaches through specific technical development squad-based training.
There will be a series of Paralympic Development Academy Camps which will provide the opportunity to learn from experienced event coaches.
William is thrilled and very proud and would like to thank all his friends at DAC for their support in helping him to improve. A special thanks to Diana his first coach and to Phil Peat who has coached him since 2015. The hard work starts now!