James Richmond

Sport: 7 a side Football
Home Town: Tullibody, Clackmannanshire
Date of Birth: 19/07/80

James says that he has been playing football for as long as he can remember and describes it as the best game in the world.

James began playing with the cerebral palsy, head injury or stroke team after seeing a poster in McDonalds and was selected for the Scottish National Squad almost immediately.  His most memorable and proudest moment was representing Scotland at the 2011 CPISRA World Cup, held in the Netherlands.

Before London 2012, James said: ”It’s been hard work juggling family commitments, work and training but I am delighted to represent Great Britain and excited at competing in my first Paralympic Games in front of a home crowd.  I can’t wait for the Games to start.”