Stephen has dominated the club discipline for more than a decade, winning Gold at three Paralympic Games. Stephen won his first Paralympic club Gold aged 16 at Atlanta. He started athletics aged 11 and in the process of his career Stephen invented a new over the shoulder throwing technique for the club rather than the conventional front-on throw. He has a degree in Business Information Systems from Northumbria University. A dedicated Newcastle United fan, he is secretary of the club's Disabled Supporters Group. Stephen was made an Honorary Freeman of Blyth Valley in 2005 following Athens Paralympic Games success.