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St Albans pair play a massive part in gold medal win

 Published on: 3rd April 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

St Albans pair help Great Britain Special Olympics Football Team win the gold medal at The Special Olympic World Games 2019.

St Albans City Youth’s Tom Ward, and St Albans City Youth assistant coach, Liam Dwyer both represented Great Britain at the competition which was held in Abu Dhabi.

The team were crowned world champions after beating Australia 3-1 in the final, with all three goals coming in the first half.

During the tournament both Liam and Tom became regulars on the small screen with appearances in the World Games reports on various news programmes.

St Albans City Youth are used to having players represent at this level as they previously had three players, Matthew Dodds, Ben Kelly and Sean Aaron Ellingham, win the gold medal at The Special Olympics World Games in 2015.

However this was not the only success that Great Britain had in the 2019 games as the 128-strong squad came home with 169 medals, 63 of them gold. 

Michelle Carney, CEO of Special Olympics Great Britain, said: “Words cannot describe the feelings I have for the 128 athletes that make up the Special Olympic Great Britain team.

“They not only performed amazingly well, but they entered into the spirit of the games 110 per cent and been amazing ambassadors for Great Britain.”

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