Rupert Moon

former Welsh Rugby & Llanelli RFC

GBWR’s second ambassador is former Wales international rugby player Rupert Moon. For the announcement, Rupert joined over 40 juniors at Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Sunday 18 November for the Lord’s Taverners Welsh Junior Festival.

David Pond, CEO of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby said: “We are delighted to be at Llandarcy for this fantastic tournament and to see how wheelchair rugby is growing in Wales. It’s also really exciting that Rupert has accepted our invitation to become an ambassador. He has already done a great deal to raise the profile of the sport in Wales and his infectious enthusiasm and genuine willingness to support those who play will make a huge difference to the game in Wales. I would also like to thank all partners in Wales especially the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust whose support has been critical in enabling us to grow junior and adult wheelchair rugby in Wales”.

Rupert Moon said: “I’m honoured to accept the role as an ambassador and look forward to continuing to work with GBWR to help more disabled people experience the joy of the game. If you have yet to see it then get along get yourself to Leicester for the Quad Nations in March when GB take on the best in the world”.

Mike Brown

England Rugby & Harlequins

We were incredibly excited to announce England rugby player Mike Brown as our first official ambassador – check out this article in The Times about what attracted Mike to our sport.

Harlequins and England rugby star Mike Brown takes on a role that continues the rugby links GBWR has made – partnering with the RFU and with Harlequins, Saracens, Gloucester, Leicester and Woodbridge rugby clubs

Mike commented, “I enjoy playing rugby because it is physical and I enjoy wheelchair rugby for the same reason. The sound they make with the hits they put in is unbelievable. It is a fast-paced, high-action game and the physicality and skill they show with the ball is brilliant. I look forward to my new role and hope I will get a chance to join them for a game.”

David Pond, Chief Executive of GBWR, commented “I’m delighted that we have the support of Mike for this initiative”.

Mike Brown met with former GB Team players (including Alan Ash and Kylie Grimes) at Headley Court, the Ministry of Defence Medical Rehabilitation Unit, to announce the appointment on 16th January 2014 and joined them in a demonstration match against the patients.

Rupert Moon

former Welsh Rugby & Llanelli RFC

Mike Brown

England Rugby & Harlequins

Mike Brown Ambassador launch