Local para-badminton star Andrew Martin is making significant progress in his quest to represent Great Britain in the Tokyo Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
In September the IOC announced that para-badminton would be included in the Paralympics for the first time in 2020, setting Andrew the challenge of securing sufficient funding to train and compete at the necessary level over the next 3 years.
Since the IOC announcement was made Andrew has continued to train at Wellington Sports Centre and is now scheduled to go to the USA Para-Badminton International in Colorado at the end of October and then the BWF World Championships in South Korea in November to enable him to secure ranking points which will enable him to compete in Tokyo.
To secure sufficient funding to cover his costs Andrew has launched a GoFundMe page which has recently passed the £1,000 mark. His agent, PJ Lennon, said, “A great big thank you to everybody who has shown an interest in or has supported Andrew in his quest to compete in the XXXIII Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.”
Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/Andrew-Martin