Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Paralympic Gear on Show

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Paralympic Gear on Show

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AFTER running two personal best times at the Beijing Paralympics, Warwick athlete Carlee Beattie has generously donated one of her running costumes to the Condamine Sports Club.

"The club was very enthusiastic when I said I would like to donate a uniform to my home town," Carlee said.

"I come to the Sporties and my family has been involved with four of the five sports involved with the Condamine Sports Club.

"I have played netball and hockey and my dad (Rob) has been involved in cricket and rugby league."

Her brothers Nat and Ben, and uncles Simon and Mal also played Warwick cricket.

Condamine Sports Club chairman Wayne Foster said anyone involved in sport in Warwick knew of the standard set by the Beattie family.

"People still talk about Carlee's dad Rob and her uncle Simon, a Queensland Sheffield Shield player," Foster said.

"The costume will be framed and placed in a prominent spot in the club."

After being ill early in the year and only returning to training two months before Beijing, Carlee is confident she can run personal best times at the nationals in Brisbane in March. …

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