Philip has attended Croydon School of Gymnastics since the age of 3. He suffers from Aspergers and Dyspraxia but this has never stopped him. He is currently a member of the Mens National Disabilities squad and has worked his way through the ranks of the club. He has won many titles both regionally and nationally and was 7 time gold medallist at the National Games held in Birmingham in 2006. He narrowly missed going to Beijing in 2007 for the special Olympics on a tecnicality However did attend as part of the British National squad in South Africa in 2007, Gran Canaria in 2008 and Berlin in 2009. His squad has travelled to countried to help GB whoa re the workd leaders in disabilities to encourage even more countries to take part so that Gymnastics can be part of the Paralympics. In July 2009 Philip represented London in the Special Olympics National Games in Leicester and won 5 medals. Despite his disability he managed to pass his level 1 coaching award and has qualified as a regional competition judge. In recognition of his hard work and dedication he was awarded a Jack Petchey Achievement Award in 2009 in recognition of his work. He received a grant for this achievement and used it towards the purchase of gym wall bars. I have recently returned from competiting in Athens for the Special Olympics World Games and am 2nd in the world and \i brought home with me 7 world medals. Gold for Parallel Bars & Pommels, Silver on Floor & Bronze medals for Rings, Vault, High Bar.