Athletes

Matt Sealy

Matt made his Paralympic debut at London 2012.

  • Events:
    Wheelchair Basketball, Men's Team
  • Home Town:
    Toronto, Canada
  • Lives:
    Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Trains:
    Capital City, London
  • Date Of Birth:
    20/06/1982
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

In 1993, his Mum took him to a have a go session at the National Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville and Matt immediately took to the team spirit of the sport. He has now been competing for over 17 years.

In domestic competition, Matt spent 12 years with Super League Club Aces, during which he helped the team to gold in the Super League Cup.

As a member of the GB junior team, Matt represented GB under 22s at two European Championships, He made his debut in 2006 for GB at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester and has since gone on to play for the team at European and World Championship matches.

Outside of Paralympic competition, Matt describes his greatest achievement to date as winning gold at the 2011 European Championships in Nazareth, Israel as one of his greatest achievements.

At the London 2012 Games, Matt was part of the men's Wheelchair Basketball team that finished in 4th place after defeat to the USA in the bronze medal match.

Matt also has an interest in music and dj-ing at home.

In the future, Matt would be interested in becoming a Wheelchair Basketball coach. He currently plays for London-based club Capital City and is classified as a 2.0 player.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • 4th
  • 2011 European Championships, Nazareth, Israel
  • Gold
  • 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Birmingham, UK
  • 5th
  • 2009 European Championships, Adana, Turkey
  • Bronze


 

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