Global Spectrum

Rugby in Melbourne to a triathlete from Malaysia

Global Spectrum gives you a bite-size look at a handful of inspiring stories that have recently warmed our hearts… and now, hopefully yours too.
Rugby player holds a rugby ball

Repping the Roosters

A rugby league club in Melbourne named the Altona Roosters gave autistic fan James Barling the opportunity to play the game and fulfil his lifelong dream. Barling’s family hope his story can be an inspiration for other clubs to become more inclusive.

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Mixed ability

Alan Craughwell has played a key part in introducing mixed-ability rugby in Ireland and explains the story of the sport in his country.

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Malaysia to England

Malaysian triathlete Isaac Tan Zhen Wei is only 17 and has autism, and travelled to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to compete against some of the best in the world.

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Winning silverware

Simon Seung-min Lee from Korea is a champion golfer after winning the US Adaptive Golf Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, USA, in July.

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