Jonathan Paterson PLY is a Scottish 3x Paralympic Footballer who represented Team GB, athlete mentor and inspirational speaker.
From being born 9 weeks premature with a brain haemorrhage and Jonathon’s parents told he might not walk or talk, to becoming Scotland captain, winning 106 caps for his country and scoring 68 goals.
Jonathan Paterson PLY beat Kenny Dalgliesh’s cap record for a male player in the process. Lead the team to winning an international trophy and helped get the team back to a major tournament last year. Jonathan Paterson PLY played for Team GB at three Paralympic Games captaining the team in Beijing, then competing in London and Rio, before retiring last year.
Topics Jonathan Paterson PLY speaks on:
-Bullying: Using himself as a role model share tips for dealing with and overcoming it. Ditch the label!
-Adversity: Discuss ways to thrive during hard times.
-Dealing With Failure: Using his own experiences to help adapt a growth mindset for people.
-Hard Work & Success: Showcasing my own personal journey. “Only disability in life is a bad attitude so why not have a positive one see how far it can take you in life” Hard work beats talent.
-Values In Sport: Discussing the important of them and what lessons can be learned to help develop people in sport and life.