A former American football linebacker will be responsible for wheelchair rugby in the United Kingdom. Those who wish to play this sport will have a successful year at the Paralympics. Jason Brisbane will be one of the few blacks to hold senior management positions in British sports when he takes office in July.
Brisbane will replace retired executive David Pond, who has overseen the significant growth of sports over the last decade, and hopes that the international team will win a medal in Tokyo later this summer if the Paralympics are held. And ranked 4th in the world.
“We are delighted and truly proud to be appointed as the new CEO of Wheelchair Rugby in the United Kingdom,” said Brisbane. “The community involved in sports has true dedication and passion, and we believe that sports are more than just games.
“We are excited about the opportunity to meet clubs and players and keep wheelchair rugby growing by encouraging participation, raising awareness and supporting elite teams with the ultimate goal of a successful Paralympic medal.”
Brisbane was born in Rochdale and had a 10-year career in American football, including a year in the San Diego Chargers book. Most recently, he was in charge of grassroots development for the NFL outside the United States. According to GBWR Chair Ed Warner, his work in building a sports community has made Brisbane an exciting candidate. “The wheelchair rugby community will really benefit from his experience in high-performance sports and his work at the community and grassroots levels.”
Originally, and still occasionally known as Murderball, the sport claims 1,000 practitioners in the UK. Significant growth has been achieved since the 2012 London Olympics, both in a competitive environment from a single league of seven teams to three divisions and 30 teams, and in financing with UK Sports, which promised £ 2.6 million to Paris in 2024. It was seen. cycle.
Jason Brisbane Appointed to Lead British Wheelchair Rugby in Tokyo | Paralympics GB
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