Funds aid Craig’s Paralympics bid

A PARALYMPIC hopeful has been given much-needed funding to boost his chances of qualifying for next year’s tournament.

Craig McCann, of Stoops Lane in Bessacarr, is an elite competitor in wheelchair fencing after only a few months of training in the sport.

The 27-year-old, who had a brain tumour removed seven years ago but has been left with nerve damage and balance problems, has been given £2,600 from South Yorkshire bus operator First.

Those funds will pay towards the cost of training, equipment and more competition as he bids to qualify for the Great Britain team which will be competing in next year’s Paralympics in London.

Craig was chosen from scores of applicants to receive the much-needed funds,