London fencing star set to tell youngsters his inspirational story

Craig McCann
Craig McCann

Aston Clinton-based Paralympic wheelchair fencer Craig McCann has joined 2012 Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis and sprint legend Darren Campbell on Sky Sports Living for Sport’s team of inspirational Athlete Mentors.

Now in its tenth year, Sky Sports Living for Sport is a free secondary schools initiative, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, where stars tell kids of their inspirational tales in a bid to improve their skills.

McCann has built a career in paralympic fencing since he discovered a brain tumour when he was 20 after signing up to the RAF.

He said: “I think it is important to encourage the next generation of young people to take up sport. I am excited to go into schools and share my story and inspire the pupils.”