Lindsey Hendy – Ambassador for the 2019 Challenge Games
Lindsey’s interest in athletics began when he was at school through his participation at the Challenge Games in Townsville. The Challenge Games is a two day event of sporting activities and athletics events for school children who have a disability. It allows for the identification of students who may be interested in competing at future school, regional or state level carnivals, in formal track and field events. Lindsey’s athletic abilities stood out at the Challenge Games.
Through the Challenge Games Lindsey was selected for the North QLD athletics team and then the State team. This was just the beginning of his athletic career. In 2015, he participated in the INAS World Global Games in Ecuador. He then went on to compete in Thailand in 2017 and in the batten relay event at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. This year Lindsey has been selected for the Australian team for the Global Games to be held here in Brisbane, Australia.
Over the past 10yrs, Lindsey has made and still holds, State and National records in his field and track events.
This year Lindsey will be representing Australia at the 2019 INAS World Global Games in the 200m, long jump, high jump, 4x400m relay and 4x100m relay events.
Lindsey was recently a flag bearer and represented the Australian Regional Team at the Oceania Championships, where he placed second in the 400m and third in long jump. Unfortunately Lindsey had to pull out of his 200m event, as while he was running he felt his hamstring tighten so he made a decision to pull up before injuring himself further.
Lindsey has a ‘GoFundMe’ account as he is hoping to raise $3000.00 to go towards the cost of this year’s Global games. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-get-to-the-2019-global-games-athletics