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Kildare > Special Olympics 2003 > Host Towns > Naas > Naas Participants in World Games

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Host Town: Naas Host to the New Zealand Team

Newsletter Spring 2003

Naas Participants in World Games
Stephen Prendergast
Jason Whelan

Stephen Prendergast

Stephen aged 23 from Lakelands, Naas will be bidding with his colleagues on the International Five-a-side soccer team for gold at the Special Olympics World Games in Dublin next June.
Stephen who is seventh generation Naas on his mother's side resides with his parents in Lakelands. His parents Martina, Donal, his brother and sister are extremely proud of Stephen's achievements.
Stephen is under the umbrella of the KARE Foundation, located at Newbridge Road, Naas, he plays soccer for KARE. He has been working in SuperValu, Naas for a number of years.
He is not only interested in soccer but was involved with the Beavers, Cub and Scouts, he is currently a cub assistant leader with his father and mother. He loves music and plays the bodhran with the Tuesday Night sing-along in the Town House Hotel.
He is a very keen and good swimmer, and a member of Naas Health and Fitness Club.
Soccer is his first love and is a fervent Manchester United and Celtic fan and supporter.
Among Stephen's trophies are Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for his soccer achievements at Leinster and Ireland level.

Jason Whelan

Jason is 19 and lives with his family James, Susan and Catherine in Lacken View, Naas, Catherine his mother and his family are literally "over the moon" at Jason's achieve-ments of getting on the Irish Five-aside soccer team for the Special Olympics World Games in June.
Jason, like his colleague Stephen, plays with the KARE team, he has been in training since last year.
Jason won a silver medal for his soccer skills in the Leinster Championships last year. He is also a Manchester United fan, he includes David Beckham and winger Ryan Giggs among his all-time heroes.
Jason works in Spar Naas.
The committee wish Jason, Stephen and their colleagues every success in the Olympics in June. They are already winners.


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