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Promising athlete needs sponsorship

I am having a fantastic time on Western Morning News and have two stories going in the paper tomorrow.  Friends from my journalism course who call me Baked Bean will be amused to know that I wrote about an article about broad beans today.  I won’t reveal anymore of the details until the paper’s out.  It is so much fun working on a daily paper.

Here’s an article I wrote while I was at the Kentish Gazette.  It was in last Thursday’s series of papers.  It followed my meeting with a very proud mum.  Enjoy.

A PROMISING young athlete with cerebral palsy and epilepsy has a chance of competing in the 2012 Paralympics.

Joshua Taylor, 15, a pupil at St Anselm’s Roman Catholic School, Canterbury needs sponsorship to travel to UK competitions.

The teenager, who lives with his mum in Faversham Road, Seasalter, starting running a year ago and is already ranked UK number two.

Athletics assessors have said his future as a competitive sprinter is extremely promising.

He was spotted by talent scouts at the England Athletics and scored a gold medal in the Cerebral Palsy Grand Prix.

Coach Marianne Underwood, of Invicta East Kent Athletics believes his fast progress is a tribute to his maturity and dedication.

His mother Sian Taylor, 38, a care worker, said: “I am so proud.

“He needs sponsorship to get him round the country.

“The more competitions he does the better.”

To follow Joshua’s ranking visit: http://www.thepowerof10.info. If you would like to sponsor him please contact: anntaylor908@btinternet.com.

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