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Primary ball handler & playmaker

Jamie Stead

Player Stats

  • BirthplaceNormanton

Classification: 2.5

Why I play wheelchair rugby?
I've always been sporting even at a young age and enjoyed been part of a team and enjoyed the banter that comes with it also am very competitive and enjoy getting stuck in and wheelchair rugby gives me all this.

Background/ other interests outside of sport:
Before settling on wheelchair rugby. I competed in swimming and hold 3 gold medals at national level and was a talented wheelchair basketball player at U19 level and division one.

I made my international debut at the Canada cup in 2014 and have gone on to represent GB at European and World level, most recently returning from the European Championships in Finland with a gold medal. Also collecting 6 best in class awards on the way and GB coaches Player of Year award 2016.

Playing International History
2016 Rio Paralympics: 5th
2016 Canada Cup: 5th
2016 Rio Test Event: Winners
2015 BT World Wheelchair Rugby Championships – 5th
2015 European Championships, Finland – Winners
2014 World Championships, Denmark – 5th
2014 Canada Cup – 4th

Club Playing History
2016 Nationals: 2nd
2016 League D1 : 5th
2015 Nationals:5th
2015 League D1: 2nd
2014 Nationals: 3rd
2014 League D2: Winners

Favourite Sporting Moment:
When Manchester United completed the treble in 1999 in such a dramatic fashion been one Goal down and coming back in injury Time and winning the Game 2-1. That result showed if you keep fighting hard till the very end anything is possible come that final whistle.

Proudest Sporting Moment:
Since I was about 8/9 years old been a paralympian has been a dream of mine so getting selected for the 2016 Rio Paralympics games was a dream come true and getting gold at the 2015 European championships and becoming the best team in Europe is up there.