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Grassroots to Glory - Zoe Newson

Grassroots to Glory - Zoe Newson

Zoe with her family. Credit - Zoe Newson

Newson is one of a generation of athletes who have seen the fortunes of ParalympicsGB transform over the past two decades thanks to National Lottery funding, If this is her last Games, Zoe hopes she’ll inspire the next generation of powerlifters. Kids who, like her once, didn’t see sport as a place for them.  

“I’m getting a bit old for this now,” she jokes.  

“But I just want to get people into sport as well. I know how much I love the sport.  When I was younger, I never really did much sport because of my size. It would mean the world to me to inspire someone else, because I love doing powerlifting and travelling the world.” 

Still, a golden souvenir for Duncan wouldn’t hurt.  

No one does more to support our Olympic and Paralympic athletes than National Lottery players, who raise around £36 million each week for good causes including grassroots and elite sport. Discover the positive impact playing the National Lottery has at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk and get involved by using the hashtags: #TNLAthletes #MakeAmazingHappen

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