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.