Basketball gold for Royston's Edney
PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2017
Royston's Adam Edney struck basketball gold with the Eastern team at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Sheffield.
The 18-year-old, who studies at North Herts College in Stevenage, was the youngest player on the nine-man squad and helped Eastern through to the final against Wales.
And after a tense contest, he was able to collect a gold medal to the delight of mum Helen, who said: “It was so exciting and very emotional as well.”
Edney became interested in basketball four years ago through the Special Olympics movement and plays for the Hertford-based Chiefs club.
The chance to compete at the event – and win – completed a remarkable journey for him as Helen added: “Eastern took two or three coachloads to Sheffield and the event took over the university from Monday to Saturday. They even had an athletes village, with no family members allowed!”