Treloar’s appoints Martin Sinclair as new Patron
Martin Sinclair, former Learning Support Assistant at Treloar’s, has been made a Patron of Treloar’s.
Martin is an English footballer who played for England cerebral palsy (CP) team and is currently working in retail for Sky. He was also SaintsAbility development officer for the Saints Foundation at local Premier League football side Southampton FC. His catchphrase is, “It’s about showcasing players ability, rather than disability.” He is the brother of Preston North End (and former Swansea City, Aston Villa and Celtic) footballer Scott Sinclair.
He was born with cerebral palsy but, still had ambitions of playing football. As a teenager he fell off a slide resulting in the ball and socket coming out of his hip. The injury was initially diagnosed as a damaged ligament but, when he went to hospital for an operation on his hand an x-ray revealed the real injury. He was confined to a wheelchair for three years and had a hip replacement at the age of 21.
Martin was part of the GB teams that won a bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic World Cup and a silver medal at the 2012 event. In 2012 he was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics as part of a twelve-player squad for the 7-a-side football event. Martin and Scott became the first brothers to represent Great Britain at a Paralympic and Olympic Games in the same year.
Everyone at Treloar’s is very much looking forward to working with Martin in the future.