Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team

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Great Britain United Kingdom GRB
IWRF Ranking 5th
IWRF Zone IWRF European
National Federation GBWR
Coach United Kingdom Paul Shaw
Paralympic Games
Appearances 4
World Championships
Appearances 5
IWRF European Championship
Appearances 11
Medals Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1995, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2015, 2017
Silver medal.svg Silver: 1997, 2011
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1999
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The Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team represents Great Britain in international wheelchair rugby. Great Britain is the most successful team in European competition, winning six gold medals at the European Championship.


Great Britain has competed in every wheelchair rugby tournament at the Paralympic Games, first when it was a demonstration sport in 1996, then since it entered the official program in 2000.[1] Since Great Britain was the host of the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, they qualified automatically for the wheelchair rugby event, as they were ranked on the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Ranking List [2][3]


The 2016 Squad is as follows:[4]

# Class Name Year Born Team
2.0 Chris Ryan 11/07/91 United Kingdom
2.0 Gavin Walker 13/10/83 United Kingdom
1.5 Mike Kerr 13/10/82 United Kingdom
2.5 Jamie Stead 22/09/93 United Kingdom
2.0 Coral Batey 06/05/95 United Kingdom
2.5 Ayaz Bhuta 17/04/89 United Kingdom
3.0 Jim Roberts 03/09/87 United Kingdom
2.5 Mandip Sehmi 13/12/80 United Kingdom
0.5 Jonathan Coggan 25/04/83 United Kingdom
1.0 Bulbul Hussain 3/01/72 United Kingdom
2.0 Alan Ash 27/01/73 United Kingdom
1.0 Ryan Cowling 05/02/76 United Kingdom

Competitive record[edit]

Past Rosters[edit]

The Great Britain players at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

2008 Paralympic Games:

2012 Paralympic Games:


  1. ^ Athlete Search Results – GBR – Wheelchair Rugby, The historical results database at the Official website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^
  3. ^ Qualification Criteria – WR[permanent dead link], International Paralympic Committee, 2010
  4. ^ Team GB Archived 27 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. at GBWR
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 

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