Robinson: “We are strong favourites”

GBWR newcomer Stuart Robinson has told the official website that he is excited to be making his debut for the national team when the squad come together for the 2017 European Championships in Koblenz, Germany next week. The Ospreys player, who is one of three players selected in Paul Shaw’s squad for the first time, has been working hard to reach the national team after winning gold for the GB Invictus Games side in 2014. Robinson (pictured) said: “It was always a goal of mine [to play for the national team] as soon as I started to play wheelchair...
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Coach targets another gold medal

With one week to go until Great Britain’s opening European Championships Group B game with Poland, Head Coach Paul Shaw is optimistic that his side can go to Koblenz and defend their spot as Europe’s top ranked side. “It is our number one priority to go there and win. We have brought in new players so we haven’t quite got the experience right the way through the squad like we had last time but we have a very exciting team. It is going to be tough but we have a very good chance of winning.” Said Shaw. GB play Poland in their opening game on ...
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Faye West: “Just give it a go!”

This week (June 19-24) is Women’s Sports Week, a chance to celebrate and raise awareness of women’s sport across the UK. 2017 is a fantastic year for women’s sport on an elite level. Not only are the UK & Ireland hosting the Women’s Cricket and Rugby World Cups, there is also Women’s European Football and Hockey championships, highlighting a jam-packed year of female sport. To mark the occasion, GBWR caught up with one of our growing number of female players, Faye West, about her experiences playing sport and playing wheelchair rugby, a ...
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Pearson hoping for Gold in Germany

If you rewind five years in the build up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, one young player was about to become a Paralympian. Myles Pearson, the youngest player selected for the GB squad in London 2012, was playing for his hometown club West Coast Crash, the club where his wheelchair rugby story began as a teenager. Following a fifth place finish in 2012 Paralympic Games, Pearson moved to Southampton to study at Solent University and play for Team Solent Sharks. After helping Sharks gain promotion to the BT Super Series Division One and narrowly m...
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Shaw impressed with BT Super Series standards

Current national team head coach Paul Shaw was pleased with the standard of the clubs on show at the recent BT National Championships in Leicester last month. Twelve of the best sides from across the UK came together for the final tournament of the season, after another competitive year of the BT Super Series. All of Shaw’s GB squad that have been selected for the European Championships in Germany later this month, were playing for their respective club teams as they prepare to retain their European title in Koblenz (25th June-1st July). Sha...
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Morrison: “What an awesome end to the season”

Former Great Britain international Ross Morrison was over the moon after he helped London Storm retain their title at the BT National Championships in Leicester earlier this month. Having represented GB at three Paralympic Games in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, Morrison was ever present for Storm across the weekend at the Leicester Arena, home of British Basketball League side Leicester Riders. The London based side won the BT Super Series Division One back in April, the third time they have won the league in the last four seasons. Storm ...
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