Five members of the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team have been selected in Great Britain’s fifteen-athlete long squad for 2022.
Jamie Stead, Gavin Walker, Jack Smith and Nick Cummins are recalled following their involvement in the team’s history making 2021 Paralympic gold in Toyko.
Tigers’ Kieran Flynn, one of five new faces to the squad to be called up, has come through the GBWR Talent pathway and enjoys a place in the senior squad ahead of the 2022 calendar.
The squad will compete next year in the European Championship in France, the Canada Cup, and the World Championship in Denmark.
The long squad selection will meet at a training camp in January to prepare for the year ahead.
GBWR head coach Paul Shaw added: “I want to congratulate all athletes on their selection, particularly those selected for the first time.
“Having won gold in Tokyo we now refocus on next year’s competitions and want to continue to build on that successful foundation.
“I’m really excited by this group of athletes; we have experience blended with new talent and believe this will maintain our success in the future.”
Delighted to be selected onto @gbwrnews elite squad after a couple of years in the talent squad. Cannot wait to get to work in the new year in what we’re hoping will be a successful year for the team. 🇬🇧 https://t.co/jZNd0Xa1iD— Kieran Flynn (@KieFlynn) December 20, 2021
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby squad 2022
Stuart Robinson 3.5 West Coast WRC
Aaron Phipps 3.5 London WRC
Faye West 3.5 West Country Hawks
Ollie Mangion 3.0 London WRC
Jamie Stead 2.5 Leicester Tigers WRC
Ayaz Bhuta 2.5 West Coast WRC
Gavin Walker 2.0 Leicester Tigers WRC
Kieran Flynn 2.0 Leicester Tigers WRC
David Ross 2.0 London WRC
Nick Cummins 1.5 Leicester Tigers WRC
Ryan Cowling 1.0 West Coast WRC
Jack Smith 0.5 Leicester Tigers WRC
Daniel Kellett 0.5 West Coast WRC
Jonathan Coggan 0.5 London WRC
Kylie Grimes 0.5 London WRC