Paul started his career as a player after sustaining a spinal cord injury. He first represented GB in 1995 at the World Championships in Switzerland. Paul was a hard working and technical player, and he had a defensive role on court.
His career continued until 2008 – within this time Paul attended Europeans, World Championships and 3 Paralympic Games. His final Games was Beijing in 2008 and it was after this he retired. Paul’s playing career highlight was being part of the team at his first Paralympics, Sydney 2000.
Paul had a short break and realised his love for the sport remained strong, and although no longer wanting to play, he turned his skills to coaching. Initially coaching club team West Coast Crash, he helped them develop from a new club to now one of the Division 1 top teams.
Recognised by GBWR that Paul was a skilled coach he became involved in the GB Development team in 2011, where he assisted in nurturing young Talent who potentially would become part of the GB team in years to come.
Paul became Head Coach of the GB team in 2013. Since then he continues to lead the team and has shown he is a coach with experience and fresh ideas. Paul has coached the team at all tournaments since he took the role, including the Rio Paralympics and World Championships. His coaching highlight was when the team won the European Gold in 2015. GB then returned and successfully retained the title in 2017, so remain European Champions. They will defend this in August 2019.