Athletes

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Steve captained ParalympicsGB's Wheelchair Rugby team at London 2012.

  • Events:
    Wheelchair Rugby
  • Home Town:
    Chatham, Kent
  • Lives:
    Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Trains:
    Kent Crusaders
  • Date Of Birth:
    01/06/1981
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

Before his injury, Steve was very athletic and played Football and Cricket amongst other sports. Steve first got involved in Wheelchair Rugby following his accident in 2005. After trying Archery and Table Tennis, he watched his first game and decided it was the sport for him.

Steve made changes to his lifestyle and began to focus more on training. His first competition came six months later, when he took part in the 2006 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships, playing as part London’s winning team.

Steve narrowly missed selection for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, but following the return of ParalympicsGB he represented the 2012 Paralympic hopefuls and led the parade of athletes through London.

Steve has also sustained some serious injuries throughout his time playing Wheelchair Rugby, notably during a competition in Germany in 2009 in an accident which kept him out of the sport for four months. Steve describes Australian Riley Batt as his toughest opponent in the sport.

At London 2012, Steve made his Paralympic debut in front of a home crowd. The team missed out on a semi-final clash following defeat against Japan, but after beating Sweden and Belgium in the classification matches they secured a 5th place finish.

"I'm so, so proud to be the captain of a team that gave 110 per cent right to the end."Steve Brown

Steve also featured on Channel 4’s ‘Inside Incredible Athletes’.

He is classified as a 2.0 point player and plays with the Kent Crusaders.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • 5th
     
  • 2011 European Championships, Notwill, Switzerland
  • silver


 

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