Six of the best on tour

South Western Times - - Sport -

“It is re­ally ex­cit­ing to speak to the kids and show them that be­ing in the coun­try doesn’t have to limit the sport­ing jour­ney you have to take.

“I am so proud of this re­gion and I am just so glad to see the South West do­ing as well as it is.”

Scott, who rep­re­sented Aus­tralia at the Bei­jing, Lon­don and Rio Par­a­lympics, said the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity had been over­whelm­ing.

“I have been hugged and high­fived by so many of these kids,” he said.

“I have had kids come up to me and say ‘you have in­spired me to be a doc­tor’ which has noth­ing to do with sport but it is just great feed­back.

“I want to be known as some­one who is al­ways will­ing to give be­cause I have re­ceived so much and I have a lot to do to catch up.”

Tay­lor, who played for the Hock­ey­roos at the Lon­don Olympic Games, said it was a great hon­our to be cho­sen as part of the pro­gram.

“To be in­vited back to share your story is a great feel­ing,” she said.

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