“It’s helped me learn a lot and make new friends. I enjoy doing SO and it keeps you fit. I find it interesting and exciting to do sports. I like going to athletics meetings and it’s great running and you can get medals and go on the podium..."
My name is Joey and I am 37 years old. I moved to Staffordshire in 2000 prior to attending university to study for a business degree. My passion for sport has been limited until somebody encouraged me to join the North Staffs Special Olympics. I have been an athlete with the Special Olympics for 2 years and I take part in athletics and badminton.
Mowenna Hastings is a wheelchair basketball player, introduced to the game by her mother Tink, who helps coach the Stoke Spitfires team. Mo is an outstanding and passionate player who has just broken into the top level, representing Great Britain in an international competition earlier this year (2016).