Meet Our Disability Sport Ambassadors
Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:35 by Adeel Khan
As part of volunteering week (1st – 7th June) and Coaching Week (4th – 10th June), Sport Birmingham are profiling local heroes who make sport happen in the city.
Kerri Webley – Powerchair football player and coach.
Kerri is currently undertaking her sports course with West Bromwich Albion Foundation. Kerri is ambitious and independent young women. She was an ambassador/mentor for our Inclusive Futures programme which focused on challenging perceptions, increasing participation and empowering young people. In this role, she encouraged others to take part in sport and spoke about her own experiences in volunteering. Courses known: Active Kids for All
Colin Jones - fitness instructor
Colin has a visual impairment and is employed at the Queen Alexandra gym as a fitness instructor. He also runs the college Judo Club alongside an external coach, Wayne McDonald.
In his own time, Colin has trained as a Level1 judo coach, is working towards his brown belt in order to get his Level 2 coach award and is amazing with all of the students. The club has grown in size due in great part to Colin and his attitude towards them as disabled individuals as well as the sport.
He has had brilliant ideas to develop the club including using contacts to bring in Paralympians to College to meet the QAC judoka. He is also a half and full marathon runner!