Paul is a sports development graduate from Gloucester University and prior to GBWR he was the Disability Sports Development Officer for Active Gloucestershire charged with integrating disability sport into core programmes of the sports’ partnership. He also spent 6 years working for the FA as its Disability Football Development Officer. He joined GBWR in 2013 as a Regional Development Officer and had been demonstrably successful having developed his area from 4 established clubs to 12 – not a bad achievement in 5 years! He is also the architect of the first recognized wheelchair rugby coaching qualification and coaching pathway.