Success for Lewis McDermid at the Scotland's National Learning Disability Awards

Success for Lewis McDermid at the Scotland's National Learning Disability Awards

Congratulation to Forth Valleys Lewis McDermid who won the National Learning Disability Sport Achievement Award 2019.

Lewis receiving his award at Scotland's National Learning Disability Awards on 17th May in Glasgow. He was overall winner in the Sport Achievement category and is pictured being presented with his award by Megan Glancy of the Scottish Young Person's Sports Panel (YPSP) and STV presenter Rona Dougall.

Lewis received the award because of his achievements in athletics and martial arts. He has 60 medals so far (25 gold, 16 silver and 14 bronze and 5 in judo). He's also won the Clacks Triumph Over Adversity Award for the past two years running and qualified for the Scottish Kickboxing Team after only 6 months in the sport. He's heading to a couple of world championships and the Scottish Open with them later this year.

Most importantly though, he won the award because of how much his commitment to sport has changed his life and that it has inspired him to support other kids with autism and learning disabilities to achieve in school and in sport.

Hoping to look at opportunities for him to support others in sport now that he's left school and starting college in Alloa.

Forth Valley Disability Sport is the leading organisation in the Forth Valley area providing sporting opportunities to people with physical, learning, sensory and complex needs. We have many clubs and partners providing these and if you would like to know anything about sport or physical activity, please get in touch. You can do this by contacting us, give us a call on 01786 466486 or connecting with us via our social media channels – Facebook and Twitter.

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