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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Michael Spence MBE

It’s a while ago now that I had the pleasure in reporting that Mike Spence had been awarded the MBE by HM the Queen for services to education as a school governor and in recognition of his work with wheelchair rugby. Mike and his family were at Buckingham Palace on Friday where Mike received his award from the Duke of Cambridge. Congratulations again Mike – just recognition for all you have achieved so far and for your continuing voluntary service. David Pond...
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LMAX Exchange takes the lead in supporting GBWR

LMAX Exchange, the leading FCA regulated MTF for global FX trading and one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms, has today announced a ground-breaking partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR). The partnership will assist with the funding of GBWR as the team prepares for the 2017 European Championships in Germany and the 2018 World Championships in Australia. LMAX Exchange is the first company to offer support to GBWR following the news that UK Sport will not fund the sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Wheelchair rugby captured the hearts of the nation at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the recent news that UK Sport is ceasing all funding has shocked the public, creatin...
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InstructAbility is a multi award winning bespoke programme designed to engage disabled people in the fitness industry as gym instructors and gym users. The scheme provides disabled people with free, accessible fitness industry training and qualifications followed by a voluntary industry work placement where instructors work to encourage more disabled people in the local community to participate in fitness activities. InstructAbility is funded by Sport England and offers disabled people free gym instructor training and an industry work placement. The aim of the scheme, created by Aspire, the spinal injury charity a...
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