Māori Paralympic great Cameron Leslie calls for more funding for para-athletes
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Māori Paralympic great Cameron Leslie calls for more funding for para-athletes

November 16, 2019


One of our greatest
ever Paralympians believes there needs to be an increase
in spending on Paralympians to give the next generation
of Paralympians a chance to reach their potential. Here is Tamati Rimene-Sproat. This is Cameron Leslie,
a Northland farmer… and champion swimmer. He’s won three gold medals
at the last three Paralympic Games. He believes, if it wasn’t
for the funding spent on him, he would’ve never
accomplished what he has. At this stage, able-bodied athletes receive
more from Government agencies than para-athletes. Leslie is encouraging agencies
to put more aside for para-athletes. Furthermore he believes
the extra funding should be spent on the next
generation of para-champions, so they too can taste the success
he has tasted. Leslie is excited for the next
Olympics in Tokyo 2020 with the hope
he will have the next generation of para-athletes by his side. Tamati Rimene-Sproat, Te Karere.

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