He’s got an incredible year ahead of him and Craig McCann’s decision to switch Paralympic sports will come at a cost - financially.
The former McAuley Catholic High School pupil is appealing for help towards training costs and buying an £8,240 trike for his para-cycling and para-triathlon fortunes. The SkySports Living For Sport mentor also wants to hold a silent auction in a bid to boost his funds.
The Paralympian, who has support from The Nutribox and Trikudu, said: “I’m looking for sponsorship that will allow me to be able to train full-time - two to three sessions a day, six days a week - whilst still being able to pay the bills and affording to live. I have already got great support from a local company who have started to help towards this cost.
“I also need help to buy a custom-built time trial racing tricycle, due to my disability and classification, that I can use for both training and racing.”
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McCann, who underwent surgery for a brain tumour, spent three years in wheelchair fencing where he made rapid progress and finished eighth in the GB Men’s Team Foil in London 2012.
He exclusively told the Free Press that he was quitting wheelchair fencing to take up para-cycling and para-triathlon.