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Richard Copson

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    1. Why is wheelchair rugby so important to you

    It is important to me because it has enabled me to become part of a huge community within the sport and play for the city I grew up in.

    2. What got you into wheelchair, rugby and sport 

    I was very active in my teenage years and loved sport but after a diagnosis of muscular dystrophy at 16 I fell out of love with sport and I struggled with my mental health for many years.
    This sport was a way for me to come to terms with my condition and improve my mental/physical health.

    3. What have your achievements been when playing in the wheelchair rugby chair?

    Division One Debut in the Paralympic Discipline
    Premiership Wheelchair Rugby 5’s League Title 2021
    Gold Medal in Wheelchair Rugby 5’s at the Poland Cup 2022