Jack became disabled in December 2008 and has a rare condition that makes him wheelchair dependant. This has not prevented him from becoming a wheelchair basketball player and a potentially future paralympian. Over the last 2.5 years he has devoted his time to becoming the best player that he can be. His club Sheffield Steelers, have helped him to accept his disability and move forward. He volunteers for the schools roadshow that the club does and goes into schools to show the sport and encourage others to come and have a go. He has also become one of the very first young officials for the sport, and in May 2011 he was the lead young official at the IZB finals, a true honour and proof of his commitment to the sport. He is one of the first to volunteer whenever there is any fundraising to take place, to help out where ever he can. He is always there for his team mates and helps them to be their best even when they think that they are having a bad day. But one of the best things that Jack has achieved since becoming disabled, is to show his father, his 2 younger siblings and myself that whilst he might be unable to walk, his life is not over. He has shown us that he now 'wheels a different path' from the one we all hoped he would take, its not ideal but it will be the best that it could possibly be. If Jack is choosen to be a flame carrier I know that he would be highly honoured.