Jonathan Paterson set for second Paralympics.
The British Paralympic Association has named the 22 footballers who will represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Those selected include seven-a-side players Blair Glynn (Tranent), Craig Connell (Glasgow), James Richmond (Tullibody) and Jonathan Paterson (Motherwell).
It will be Paterson’s second Paralympics, having helped a seven-a-side team finish seventh in Beijing. “Competing in Beijing was an experience in itself, but four years on the squad has really improved. The team is in a stronger position and I am really looking forward to London 2012,” he said.
ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said: “Football is obviously a very popular sport in Britain, so I am confident that the British public will get behind these players.”
Of the two teams that will compete later this summer, 12 players will feature on the 7-a-side team, for players with cerebral palsy and 10 players have been selected as part of the 5-a-side team, for players with a visual impairment.
Teams. Seven-a-side: Craig Connell, Billy Thompson, George Fletcher, Matt Dimbylow, Blair Glynn, Josh Beacham, Martin Sinclair, Jonathan Paterson, James Richmond, Alistair Hesleton, Ibrahim Diallo, Michael Barker.