This is the inspirational Tony Willis - one of the first students to be accepted at Marjon at Plymouth. He joined us with the aim of becoming a PE teacher, despite the fact that he'd undergone a full-leg amputation as a child. He excelled in football, athletics, volleyball and swimming and first represented us in the1980 Paralympics, winning a silver medal in the high jump and gold in the Pentathlon. He also competed in the 1984 Games and the 1988 - adding a couple of bronzes to his tally.
He also took part in UK and European championships, was chucked out of a diving contest because his disability was ruled to be an unfair advantage(...) and caused the referee problems in a basketball tournament because he couldn't judge when Tony was 'travelling' with the ball or not (it took another Marjon-trained ref to spot him!)
He taught for many years in Plymouth schools and was voted Teacher of the Year when at Stoke Damerel...
Here he is in action -