Thursday 8 December 2016

Football 11-A-Side - Darren Bevins

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:32

15 November 2014; Darren Bevins, Football 11, Lakers Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
15 November 2014; Darren Bevins, Football 11, Lakers Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Ahead of the Special Olympics in LA next month, we are profiling all of our athletes taking part.

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NAME: Darren Bevins

AGE: 34

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES: Football 11

CLUB DETAILS: Bray Lakers Special Olympics Club

QUESTIONS:

1) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AN ATHLETE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND?

Being a Special Olympics Athlete has changed my life and I have met new friends.

2) WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTS AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH YOUR CLUB?

I have been involved with Bray Lakers for 3 years.

3) WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION ARE YOU DOING FOR THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I will be Training two times a week.

4) HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR CLUB AND COUNTRY AT THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I could not believe it as I thought it would never happen.

5) WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

My best memory is meeting new friends and playing for Special Olympics.

6) FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF (HOBBIES, PASTIMES ETC) AND YOUR FAMILY?

My Mam and Dad died when I was 6 years old.  My aunty took me in and it has been hard but now I have my own house with my friend.

 

 

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