Major re-enlists for Paralympics

Army officer heads for Paralympic Games after taking part in the London 2012 Olympics.

A BARNSTAPLE born army officer is going on to help out at the Paralympics volleyball following a stint at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Major Martin Shakespeare will be a volunteer scorer in the competitions, having offered to ‘re-enlist’ after enjoying his Olympic experience so much.

The Adjutant Generals Corp SPS officer began his volleyball scoring career at the 2007 Olympics for schools games and has been a referee for more than 30 years.

He is originally from Barnstaple but now lives with his wife Beverley and their two children in Andover.


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At the Paralympics volleyball event held in the ExCel Exhibition Centre, the contestants will play sitting volleyball, a fast moving and exciting spectator sport.

“Working at the Olympics was an amazing experience but being at the Paralympics where we will have five sports on at the venue, but being accommodated in the Athletes village, will be something else again,” said Maj Shakespeare.

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