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Leon Taylor

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Leon was a Goalkeeper with the England Cerebral Palsy Football Team from 2003-2011 and competed in international tournaments across Europe and the rest of the world.  The highlight of Leon’s sporting career was being selected as a member of the Great Britain team which competed at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 - indeed he was Derby’s only representative at the Games.

Leon won the Derby City Disabled Sports Person of the Year Award in 2008 & 2009 and the Sports Person of the Year Award in 2011.  In addition, he won the Derby City Community Sports Award in 2015.

Since retiring from international football, Leon has focused his energies in ensuring that other young disabled people have the opportunity fulfil their sporting potential.  He is a Sporting Ambassador for  the charity Cerebral Palsy Sport and an assistant coach for the Community Trust’s Adult Cerebral Palsy Team.