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Welfare Officer

Jonathan Roach

    Why am I involved in wheelchair rugby?

    I’m just a helpful guy. Fixing and lifting is what I do best. I like to work with my hands and in a sport like wheelchair rugby where the athletes collide into each other in armoured chairs there’s always something that needs fixing. So naturally, I assumed the role of Mechanic for the team. It’s really nice to be part of a team.

    What is your role?

    I am the Leicester Tigers’ Wheelchair Rugby Team’s Mechanic. So I handle most of the repairs that come about during a game situation or during a training session to ensure all player’s equipment is up to par with their athletic abilities.

    I am also the Club Welfare Officer. My commitment is to create and maintain a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for everyone who wants to be part of our sport.

    Background/ other interests outside of sport:

    - Canadian immigrant
    - Baccalaureate with minors in French, English, Sociology and Psychology.
    - Level 3 PT
    - Nutrition enthusiast
    - I’m also part of the very talented support staff for GB’s national wheelchair rugby team; I’m their mechanic!
    - I’m also part of the support staff for GB’s talent development program; you guessed it, I’m their mechanic!

    Favourite Sporting Moment:

    Watching Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson lift anything.

    Proudest Sporting Moment:

    Being a part of Great Britain’s Support Staff/Mechanic and winning a Gold Medal at the European Championships 2017 in Germany.