Classification: 1.0

Date of Birth: 05/02/76

Home Town: Matlock

Club: West Coast Crash

Disability: Spinal injury

Ryan joined the GB Talent development squad in 2014 and went on to be the teams captain, until November 2015 when Ryan was invited to train with the main GB squad. His international debut was in a friendly match vs Denmark and then he was selected to attend the Rio 2016 Test Event in February 2016. The team finished first and took home the gold at this Test event. Ryan returned to Rio in September 2016 where he made his debut as part of the Paralympic squad.

Ryan continued to work hard and was part the team who successfully defended their title at the European championships 2017.

In addition to his career in wheelchair rugby, Ryan has a passion for scuba diving and used to travel the world to practise the sport.

A former serviceman, he joined the army in 1993, a year before his injury and is the proud father of 2 daughters.

Playing history

2018 World Championships, Australia – 4th

2017 European Championships, Germany – 1st

2016 Canada Cup – 5th

2016 Paralympic Test Event, Rio – 1st