Keighley student takes Young Disability Sportsman title for the second year running

28 April, 2022 10:54 am

Local student, Dylan Lightowler, has won the Young Disability Sportsperson accolade for the second time at the Bradford Sports Awards.

After joining Bradford, Keighley and Skipton Disability Athletics Club in 2017, Dylan developed a passion for running, shot put and long jump. He trains three times a week and has his sights set firmly on the paralympics. 

Dylan commented: “It’s an absolute honour to receive this award; I’m so grateful to those who recognised my hard work and training, which I continued to do at home during lockdown. I love running and shot put, so I hope to reach my full potential at the next paralympics and the Special Olympics World Games.”

Currently in his first year of the college’s Foundation Studies – Independent Living course, Dylan is learning how to live on his own. Although he experiences daily anxiety about travelling to college, he has relished the opportunity to become more independent by making the journey on his own and making new friends.

Take a look at the Foundation Studies course details here.