INDIVIDUALS

Jordanne Whiley

"Tennis has changed my life - and it can change other people's lives too."

Awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2015, 2 Grandslams and 2 Paralympic bronze medals in so far. Jordanne still has much that she wants to achieve in her career, but is just as dedicated to being a positive role model as she is to her game - "Tennis has changed my life - and it can change other people's lives too. I'm more confident and it's given me the chance to represent my country. My passion is to show other women that you can be as successful as you want to be - and most importantly to be happy without giving in to what society tells you what you should look like".

Jordanne Whiley MBE uses:
RGK Grandslam
RGK TIGA FX

Gordon Reid

"He who dares, wins."

Finishing 2016 as World Number One for men's singles, Gordon has had a great year, including Wimbledon singles and doubles and a gold and silver medal at Rio. The one on one challenge of going head to head with his opponent and the physical and mental battle that it brings is just one of the draws of wheelchair tennis for Gordon. He also prides himself in breaking down barriers within society around disability, and he has the opportunity to do this through sport in several ways. Gordon visits schools to tell children about his life and to educate and help them feel comfortable around people with disabilities.

Gordon Reid uses:
RGK Grandslam
RGK TIGA

Abdi Jama

"As a kid, wheelchair basketball gave me another purpose in life after my accident. It gave me confidence and the belief that you can do anything."

Abdi has won gold in the 2015, 2013 and 2011 European Championships, with a bronze medal at 2016's Paralympics. "This sport has given me a lot of friends. As a kid, it gave me another purpose in life after my accident. It gave me confidence and the belief that you can do anything. My goal is to inspire the next generation. I actually do voluntary work in my local youth centres in Liverpool. I'm hoping to wider my field to Sheffield and Leicester too. I just want kids to stay out of trouble and see me as a role model".

Abdi Jama uses:
RGK Elite
RGK TIGA

Sophie Carrigill

"Wheelchair basketball has challenged me to think positively about my disability. To see past any boundaries and to do what it takes to be the best."

Sophie represented Great Britain at the European Championships both in 2013 and 2015, winning bronze medals. Selected to captain the team in 2014, Sophie went on to compete in the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto and won a gold medal at the U25 World Championships in Beijing in 2015. "Wheelchair basketball has challenged me to think positively about my disability. To see past any boundaries and to do what it takes to be the best. It means everything to me".

Sophie Carrigill uses:
RGK Elite
RGK TIGA

Alfie Hewett

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.”
Alfie Hewett uses:
RGK Grandslam
RGK TIGA

Shaun Gash

“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" turn something bitter into something sweet.

Shaun thrives on adrenaline and believes that anything is possible. He has been in a chair for over 2 decades and is always looking for the next big challenge to push his own boundaries and inspire others to push theirs when they are faced with a barrier. Shaun is the first wheelchair adaptive athlete to have completed in 2 UK Obstacle Course Racing Championships with his team No Fear on Wheels. He has managed to clock up a staggering 100+km of completed courses in his RGK Tiga with Frontwheel to date; Born Survivor; Reaper; Ram Run; Nuclear Races to name a few. Shaun is the first paraplegic to attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro following the Rongai Route.

Shaun Gash uses:
RGK TIGA
RGK Frontwheel

Francesca Antoniazzi (Fizz)

"My wheelchair is no longer a major focus, it fits me perfectly and is so easy to use and lift.”
Francesca Antoniazzi uses:
RGK TIGA
RGK Frontwheel

TEAMS

British Wheelchair Basketball

Tees Valley Titans

Coventry Cruisaders