At the age of 22 I was told by a physiotherapist that I had the flexibility of an 85 year old and that in order to maintain my physical mobility, I needed to do my activity using my feet. So I joined my local football club. Since that time I have had the honour of representing my country 25 times. More importantly however, I can now run 8km without stopping, I have significantly improved my strength, balance and agility. Football has also given me the chance to build my physical abilities to the point where I compete (and hold my own) against able-bodied competition each week.