PG Mutual Sponsor GB Para Table Tennis Athlete, Dan Bullen

Posted by / April 7, 2017

This year, PG Mutual is thrilled to have sponsored 20 year old GB Para Table Tennis Athlete, Dan Bullen. Dan Bullen suffers from Cerebral Palsy. His condition means that his leg muscles are very tight and do not grow at the same rate as his bones which causes pain and difficulty in everyday tasks. It also means that Dan requires the use of a wheelchair. Because of his condition, becoming a Table Tennis athlete has been a difficult journey for Dan. At 8 years of age, Dan began playing Table Tennis and it was at this time that Table Tennis changed everything for him. It took Dan weeks to hit a ball and one year before he was able to hit a ball with a Table Tennis bat. However, Dan showed tenacity from a young age. Through hard work and determination, he is now ranked 6th in the world in the under 23’s and 33 in the World in the Wheelchair Class 5 category! Although Dan has had much success as a GB Para Table Tennis athlete, he has even grander goals.  Dan has his sights set to compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020! In order for Dan to reach his goal of competing at Tokyo 2020, there are a number of tasks he needs to complete. These include continuing his intense training, further improving and developing his skills, fundraising and he needs to compete against other high ranking players. These tasks require more than just the hard work and dedication that Dan puts in. Each match that allows Dan to rank higher and be eligible for Tokyo 2020 costs around £800! In order to reach his goal, Dan requires £5,000 to help him continue his training, travel to matches and allows him move up to 12th in the rankings which will allow him to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics GB Team. Dan has already secured some of his sponsorship goal and is on track to reach the full £5,000 requirement.
Mike Perry, CEO at PG Mutual said: “We are very excited to be able to sponsor such a talented, young individual as Dan Bullen. He has already shown great drive and determination to get to where he is at today as a GB Para Table Tennis athlete. There is no doubt that if Dan continues down this path, he will be competing at Tokyo 2020!”
PG Mutual wishes Dan good luck in his endeavours to represent Great Britain at Tokyo 2020! If you’d like to follow along with Dan’s journey to Tokyo 2020, you can follow us on Twitter at @PGMutual where we will be sharing more about Dan or you can follow Dan Bullen directly at @Danbullen1. Go Back