A Very Special Olympian

Out and About
Monday, February 9, 2015

In October last year I attended the graduation for the 2014 National Athletic Leadership Programme at Parliament. I presented Matthew Smith the 2014 Special Olympics Global Messenger with his certificate and shirt. Matthew’s objective as a Global Messenger was to ‘get the message out into the communities about Special Olympics – to tell people that even though we have disabilities of all kinds, it doesn’t mean we can’t do things because we can.’ As Minister for Disability Issues I am committed to breaking down barriers that disabled people face and the work that Matthew has done is a wonderful step in that direction.