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London 2012 Paralympian Looking to Inspire Cumbrian Sport Makers

September 13, 2012

Matt Dimbylow is coming to a Sport Makers Workshop in Carlisle on 20th September where he hopes to inspire Cumbrians to make sport happen in their local community.

Matt Dimbylow is one of Britain’s most inspirational paralympic athletes and decorated paralympic football players.

Matt’s Paralympic career began when he suffered a Head Trauma in July 2003, after four years of uncertainty, in January 2007 he was diagnosed with Extra-Pyramidal Syndrome a variant of Parkinson’s Disease. He was given 10 years of quality life from the date of the injury and so began a battle against a disease that currently has no cure.

His Paralympic career began when he played for Great Britain in the Beijing 2008 Paralympics. During the Paralympics, he played in every minute of every game scoring 3 goals. He is the Captain of the England Cerebral Palsy Football Team and has recently played for the Paralympics GB Football Team at London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A Sport Maker is someone who makes sport happen locally with friends, colleagues and neighbours or help clubs and events get more people involved. The first step is to attend a workshop - register at and find out more, every attendee will receive an Adidas poloshirt and bag.

Sport Makers is part of Sport England’s Olympic legacy programme Places People Play, which is bringing the inspiration and magic of a home Games into communities across England and are being delivered by the network of 49 county sports partnerships, working with local clubs and providers.