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Written by Denise Piper, Whangarei Leader   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012

World Deaf Squash Championships player Angus McDonald is a great role model for people with disabilities.

The 49-year-old Ngunguru man is busy training five days a week for the championships which this year are in Hampshire in October.

Fitness coach Matt Harrison from Activ8 Northland says Angus is demonstrating what anyone can do if they put their mind to it.

Matt admits that a lot of the cues in squash come from hearing where the ball goes, so Angus is at a disadvantage when playing able-hearing players. However, Angus is one of the stronger male players at the Whangarei Squash Club.

He is also well known for his sense of humour, including making up the scores when he can't hear them, Matt says.

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