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WOOLLIAS Matt
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hull, ENG
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Criminology - University of Hull: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2011.
Why this sport?
He played football before his amputation and enjoyed team sports. "I missed football so much when I had my amputation, so to play in a team sport that is competitive and one that able-bodied people also play is a brilliant feeling. When everyone is on their sledge, they are all on the same level and there is a real team spirit."
Club / Team
Kingston Kestrels: Hull, ENG
Name of coach
Ian Offers [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. His leg of the relay was in Beverley, England. (hulldailymail.co.uk, 24 Aug 2012)

He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His leg of the relay was in Filey, England. (hull.ac.uk, Jun 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (hulldailymail.co.uk, 22 Apr 2014)
Impairment
At age 18 he had his right leg amputated after being diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma [bone cancer]. (hulldailymail.co.uk, 22 Apr 2014; hull.ac.uk, Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.