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HERO'S WELCOME: DUNCAN SLATER

5 April 2014

Double-amputee Afghanistan veteran to present match ball at Carrow Road.

Today, Carrow Road will rise to applaud Sergeant Duncan Slater, of Scole, Norfolk, when he brings the official match ball onto the pitch ahead of our vital clash with West Brom.

Sgt Slater was injured in 2009 when his patrol vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb while training local security forces in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

A 12-month struggle to walk again ensued, but the severity of his injuries and a desire to play an active role in the life of his new-born daughter eventually led to a decision to have both legs amputated.

Since then Sgt Slater has become an outstanding example of triumph in the face of adversity, and gained national recognition after becoming the first double-amputee to trek to the South Pole. He completed the expedition alongside Prince Harry and a team of other personnel injured in the line of duty.

He is now preparing to run this year's London Marathon.

Community Sports Foundation - Disability Week
Separately, Norwich City's Community Sports Foundation has this week celebrated its work with disabled and disadvantaged people in Norfolk. A collection will be held around the ground in support of the Sporting Light Appeal today - there's no better home for your loose change!

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