Britain’s best known Paralympian launches tickets sales for the nation’s biggest para-sport event since London 2012.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) yesterday presented a lifetime achievement award to Caz Walton, their longest serving employee, as part of celebrations to mark the organisation’s 25th anniversary.
The BPA will celebrate its 25th year with an anniversary event this evening, joined by many of those involved in the organisation over the past 25 years as well as athletes, representatives from organisations that the BPA works closely with, such as Government, UK Sport and the IPC, and many of the BPA’s commercial partners.
Team Scotland’s wheelchair curlers finished the US Open with a 7-0 round robin record to secure their third consecutive championship final.
Gordon Reid won his third men’s singles title, while Louise Hunt claimed her first women’s title when the 2014 National Wheelchair Tennis Championships drew to a close on Sunday at Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester, with Andy Lapthorne winning his third quad singles National title on Saturday’s penultimate day of competition.
GB Para table tennis player Will Bayley, who became world champion in China in September, has won the Disability Sport award for an individual who has triumphed over a disability to excel in their chosen sport at the inaugural Daily Mirror and Sport England Pride of Sport Awards.
London 2012 silver medallist and reigning US Open champion Andy Lapthorne, British women’s No. 3 Louise Hunt and four of Britain’s top five ranked men’s players head a stellar field for the 2014 National Wheelchair Tennis Championships, which returns to Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester on 4th to 7th December.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today received a donation of £30,000 from founding partner BT which will support the BPA’s commitment to send a world class team of athletes to compete at Rio 2016.
British Triathlon has confirmed a squad of twelve elite paratriathletes as part of its UK Sport Lottery funded squad for 2015. Included are two current and three former ITU paratriathlon world champions.