Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby are on the verge of wining back-to-back European Championships and win their sixth title since the competition began in 1995.
Following a solid and professional display against a very good France team, GB will face Sweden in tomorrow’s finale, a repeat of the 2015 final in Finland.
After beating France 54-41 today, the team had to wait to find out who there opponents were, with Denmark and Sweden taking to the court in the final game of the day. Sweden talisman Tobias Sandberg steamrolled over the line in the last second of the game to confirm Sweden’s place in the final, beating Denmark 57-56. Denmark looked set to win it with ten seconds remaining before Sebastian Frederiksen lost possession allowing Sandberg to race towards the line.
It was another impressive showing from Paul Shaw’s side, with the coach able to give his full squad some time on court. Vice Captain Gavin Walker (pictured above), who started today’s game, was pleased that everyone was a part of the win today: “I’m elated, it is nice to see the hard work from the last six months is paying off.
“At this level and at this stage of the tournament there aren’t many teams that can play all of their players and give people good minutes and I am really proud of the team at the moment.”
The former fireman, who helped GB lift the title in 2015 and was also part of the Rio Paralympics team is determined to add another gold medal to his personal collection: “Winning it two years ago is one thing. Coming back and winning it again is another, there are people out there to take that from us and we need to do everything we can to take that gold back again.”
GB take on Sweden tomorrow at 3pm UK time and you can watch the game via the live stream: