NEVER LET YOUR DISABILITY BE AN EXCUSE
On the third episode of the Believe In Yourself Podcast, Luke is joined by England International and Paralympian Martin Sinclair. He has received 54 caps for his country playing for England Cerebral Palsy Football team. He also represented Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympics alongside his brother Scott Sinclair became the first brothers to represent Great Britain at the Paralympic and Olympic Games. In 2016 he was inducted into the National Football Museum, Hall of Fame.
In this episode, Martin talks about his experiences when he has turned away from the sport because of his disability. He shares the challenges and obstacles that he faced during his life including his darkest moments when he almost took his own life.
Martin shares his personal experiences how he fell back in love with football and the changes that he had to make in his life to become the best version of himself when representing his country. He opens up about the lessons that he learnt in his journey and what disability sport has given to him.
In this powerful episode, Martin shares some incredibly emotional and vulnerable stories and teaches us all how to be more resilient and to never give up on our dreams. If you’re a sports fan or love hearing inspiring stories, then this episode is for you.
This is an episode that your team needs to hear!
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
My first football team kicked me out of the team because of my disability (4:11)
Never let your disability be an excuse (5:58)
How once PE teacher changed peoples perceptions (7:30)
My battle in the dark place of depression, alcohol and drugs (13:40)
Plymouth vs Liverpool disability football match with a England Scout (24:30)
First cap for England and what I learned (30:40)
My journey to the representing Team GB at the 2012 Paralympics (32:00)
Plus much more…