Seasoned basketball player and coach, Al Robson, says some of his biggest learnings in life have been through his experiences in Special Olympics.
The Special Olympics World Summer Games Head Coach for Basketball has had more than 40 years’ experience in the sport, and so he is well aware of the challenges his athletes face as they strive to achieve their goals.
“I first played premier grade club basketball when I was 16 years old, before representing Canterbury at the under 20 age group level and then the Canterbury Rams National League team.”
Joining Special Olympics as a coach, I thought I was going to teach these athletes life skills and about how to get on in the world. The reality has been the reverse, I’ve learnt more from them about how I should live and appreciate what’s important in life.”
Your donation will help an athlete attend the World Summer Games - LA2015.
(Select 'World Summer Games' in the dropdown box on the donation screen)