Inspiring Others and Changing Lives
Stephen is a Level 1 athletics coach and he likes to coach as much as can time permitting as he thinks it’s important to pass on his experience and knowledge to the next generation. He also tries to lead by example and be a good role model for other young athletes.
Whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, Stephen made a huge impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations at the sessions he attended, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing his secret of what it takes to be the best you can!
"Stephen is an amazing sporting champion, he is very approachable, extremely motivating and a great ambassador for the sporting champions programme, I would have no hesitation in using Stephen again for any of my projects and would highly recommend that if you get the opportunity to use Stephen for an event that you grab the opportunity with both hands, you will not be disappointed."
Joe McKechnie, Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire Sport
"It was great for the participant to have the opportunity to meet a current athlete and be inspired by the fact he was going to Rio."
George Cull, North Yorkshire Sport School Games
“It is important that we continue to motivate and inspire young people to take part in sport. The Sporting Champion programme has given children across Tyne & Wear the opportunity to meet athlete's like Stephen Miller who help inspire and engage young people in sport and have lasting impact on their lives."
Claire Lee, Tyne and Wear School Games
Stephen has always enjoyed taking part in sport, and played football socially from an early age. He started competitive sport when he went to an after school sports club at Percy Headley and tried a number of different sports there and was firstly very good at Boccia, but eventually moved into Athletics with the help of his first coach Norman Burns.
Stephen's greatest sporting moment is when he received his 3rd straight Gold medal in Athens – he realised how great sport is and how privileged he has been to do what he has done. He felt a mixture of joy, honour, relief and achievement at the same time, which does not happen often in life.
On the other side disappointment is part and parcel of sport, which Stephen recognises. His biggest disappointment was following an operation on his left abductor muscle that stopped him training for a few months and he also broke his little toe that year, so it was a disappointing year. Stephen has competed in international athletics for over 20 years, participating in 6 Paralympic Games and winning 5 medals including 3 golds, a silver and 2 bronzes. His main event is the club throw, equivalent to javelin for his disability class; his disability is cerebral palsy and he has held the world record in club throw for 11 years.Outside of athletics Stephen dabbles in a bit of web development, working in the NHS and freelance. He also does a fair bit of public speaking and appearances, going into schools and businesses and he’s found time to write a book titled 'Paralympian'.
2016 Rio - Bronze; 2012 London Athletics Team Captain; 2008 Beijing – Silver ; 2004 Athens – Gold (PR & WR); 2000 Sydney – Gold (PR); 1996 Atlanta – Gold (PR)
IPC World Athletics Championships 2006 Assen – Gold (CR), 2002 Lille – Gold (WR); 1998 B’ham – Gold medal; 2011 Christchurch – Bronze
European Athletics Championships
1999 Nottingham Cerebral Palsy– Gold (ER); 2003 Assen – Gold (ER); 2005 Espoo – Gold
Cerebral Palsy World Games
2001 Nottingham– Gold (WR); 2005 Connecticut – Gold
Paralympic World Cup
2005 Silver; 2007 Silver; 2008 Silver; 2010 Gold
2000 Sydney– Bronze medal; 2008 Beijing– 12th place
IPC World Athletics Championships 2002 Lille – Silver (ER)
IPC European Athletics Championships 1999 Nottingham– Silver; 2003 Assen – Gold (ER)
Cerebral Palsy World Games
1997 Nottingham– Silver 2005 Connecticut
Cerebral Palsy World Games – Gold (CR)
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