Disability Sport: Superior Nathan stands out at BUCS Athletic Champs

A regional student is commemorating after winning gold at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships.


Nathan Maguire, a very first year student studying for a foundation degree in Inclusive Sport Development (a collaborative degree offered by Liverpool John Moore’s University and Greenbank College), finished first in the 800m wheelchair race and second in 100m wheelchair occasion at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships held at Bedford International Stadium.

He was at the event as part of LJMU s group.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK. BUCS deliver more than 50 sports, including everything from archery to supreme Frisbee to practically 170 member institutions (now including some FE Colleges), consisting of a hectic league programmed of over 4,800 groups and over 100 championships events every year.

100s of athletes descended on Bedford from universities across the UK hoping to contribute to their university’s prize cabinet at the track and field occasion.

Nathan, who is supported by Para-futures, a British Athletics program for professional athletes and their coaches which underpins the World Class Performance Programmed (WCPP) and has the prospective to be picked for Rio 2016 Paralympics, stated: It was a terrific event, a fantastic opportunity to represent my university.

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