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Logan's success

Logan Sellers is a young man faced with some very difficult circumstances. He was born with cerebral palsy and has been through many obstacles in his 10 years of life. Logan and his twin sister Francheska joined Celts in April 2018 after attending an Insport event held in Gwynedd. Since then Logan has received his own bespoke Per4Max basketball wheelchair, trains multiple hours a week and is aiming to play for Wales U15's. Logan struggled with previous sports having given football a go but he has now found that wheelchair basketball is the sport he can do and the sport he can excel at. However, he does not train alone as Francheska and his father James also take part. His sister keeps him on his toes to make sure he is always working hard to achieve the best while his dad ensures that he has the opportunity for training hours and hard work.

On 04/12/19 Logan was invited to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to meet and spend the day with Phil Pratt, the captain of the men's GB squad. Not only did he watch them train but he also trained with Phil Pratt, Terry Bywater and Gregg Warbuton! He received one of Phil's vests from the European Championships which was signed by the whole squad. At the end he did the GB shoutout and received some 1-2-1 coaching from Haj Bhania OBE, who has led the GB men's team to high success. On that day a fire was ignited and a different Logan left the arena compared to the person who walked in! Phil Pratt is now eager to follow Logan's journey and help him in any way that he can.

But before meeting the GB men's team came Logan's big success. He was nominated and shortlisted in the Wales Online Young Sports Stars Awards in the Sporting Inspiration of the Year category. Unfortunately, he did not win this category and took home highly commended but the night was not over yet. At the end of the night Logan won the biggest award of the night, being name the Overall Young Sports Star 2019 (male). It was a very proud moment for not only his family but also for Caernarfon Celts, and that we are able to say that we have such a resilient and inspirational member within our club. As a club we already knew how strong Logan was as a person but this award showed Wales (and possibly the world!) how tough he really is. We're sure the twins took great joy in getting new clothes off their dad for the evening but the award probably topped the night off! The club is very proud of you Logan and we're sure there will be many more awards and successes to come.

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