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We at GB Wheelchair Rugby join the family, friends and the Leicester community in mourning the loss of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Vichai’s generosity and commitment to the Leicester community is well known but he also supported GBWR enabling us to stage the Kingpower Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations and bring Australia, the USA and Japan to play in Leicester earlier this year. On Thursday this week we were due at the Leicester City ground to announce that KingPower was to sponsor the event again in 2019, following Vichai’s offer to continue his support.

Like everyone else we are stunned by the terrible news of his death and of those who were killed with him in this unbelievable tragedy. Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of all of those who lost their lives and we will always be grateful to Vichai for making the Quad Nations a reality and bringing international wheelchair rugby to Leicester.