Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation (IYSF), a charitable foundation to support and promote youth development in sport, celebrates the news that Conner Morrison has been selected as a Paralympics GB team member to compete at the Tokyo 2020 this summer.
IYSF has supported Conner Morrison, a 2021 European Silver Medallist, to achieve his sporting ambitions since 2017.
Willie Lippe, Trustee of IYSF, said: "Tokyo will undoubtedly be a truly memorable global event and one which several of our scholar athletes have been focused on competing at. We are thrilled that Conner has been selected; what a great achievement! Everyone at IYSF is delighted with Conner's accomplishments, and we're looking forward to watching him compete at Tokyo."
Around 240 athletes from 19 sports are expected to make up the British team that will compete in Japan, with further names to be announced. The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place from 24th August to 5th September.
The Paralympics GB team won an outstanding 147 medals in Rio 2016, including 64 golds and finished second in the overall medals table. In London 2012, the team achieved 120 medals with exceptional performances.
Since its establishment in 2014, IYSF has awarded grants to 61 scholar-athletes and 42 clubs and organisations from across 30 sports. The grants provide financial assistance towards training expenses, equipment, travel, and accommodation, which will assist them in their preparation to compete at regional, national, and international events. The support provided to individuals, clubs and coaches helps ensure that young people, such as Conner, can access sport and develop to their full sporting potential.
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