Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Squad for Quad Nations
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby has announced the 12 players selected to compete in the Quad Nations at the Leicester Arena between 9-11 March 2018 with four Leicester Tigers players included - Muhammad Islam, Gavin Walker, Nick Cummins and Jamie Stead. The squad includes Aaron Phipps who makes his first appearance for GB since the London 2012 Paralympic Games and following his successful ascent of Kilimanjaro in 2016, when he became the first disabled person to climb the mountain without assistance. The full team is:
Chris Ryan (Captain)
Aaron Phipps in action for his team - Solent Sharks
Head Coach Paul Shaw said, ‘ this is the most difficult selection challenge I have faced since becoming Head Coach in 2013. We are now seeing the benefit of our development programmes and competitive league system with some really exciting talent to select from’. This is a strong squad who are eager to test themselves against the best in the world’.
David Pond, Chief Executive Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby comments, “I am really excited about this selection and the opportunity to play Australia, USA and Japan the top 3 in the world. This is just the challenge we need ahead of the World Championships in Australia this summer. The welcome and support we are getting from Leicester is humbling and I am hugely grateful to all of our partners who are supporting the event’.
The inaugural Quad Nations takes place from 9-11 March at the Leicester Arena
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