Jonathon is a football player in India who found he loved the sport after joining Special Olympics Bharat.
Jonathon had trouble learning until he went to a special school.
In October 2016, he played his first competitive football match. His coach observed his skill and speed during practises and was happy with it. Even so, during the competition Jonathon got nervous.
Jonathon continued to practice and learn.
He participated in a Unified Football competition held in May 2017 in Delhi scoring maximum goals through the tournament. According to his coach, it was not just the number of goals but his perfectly balanced team-coordination and skill with the ball which made him stand apart and got him the ‘Player of the tournament’ trophy.
"His skill with the ball, his speed, team coordination is clearly improving with each practice session," said his coach, M.M. Khurram. "If he is regular with football practices he will be ready to play national and international levels."
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