Pauline Wilson promotes the 'Sport for All'
Pauline Wilson featured in the latest edition of Ability Borders newsletter in a fantastic interview with Claire Bridges. This tells the story of Pauline’s introduction, aged just 18, to our sport; through to complications during routine surgery in 2006 which ended with the amputation of her left leg in 2014 and onto her achievement of Commonwealth gold at Birmingham this Summer. A tale of strength, resilience and the character-building power of sport.
“I’d like my story to highlight that people with disabilities can be just as capable and have just as much potential as anyone else. I’ve fallen over many times, both figuratively and literally, but always bounced back.”
“Bowls is a very inclusive sport, it’s something that people of all ages and abilities can take part in, that’s one of the reasons I love playing it. I can compete with able bodied people and not feel disabled. There’s definitely still an unfair perception that bowls is a sport for older adults, actually it can be great for young people as well.”
Huge thanks to Pauline for sharing this story with us, you can read the full article via Ability Borders' e-newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/ab11d49a209b/gold-edition?fbclid=IwAR0OWk7rNXuzOHNpGNiupFM4yHWnwEoTPKXSUSINOYre12RZ0HwbK8BcMVw