Coral Batey

Coral, a former Yorkshire U19s wheelchair basketball player, was first introduced to wheelchair rugby by her boyfriend’s father.

Invited to attend a training session of the North Wales Dragons, Coral was quickly enrolled by the club. A natural at the game with excellent chair skills, it wasn’t long before her talent was spotted by the GB coaches, and with impressive speed she was fast tracked into the full GB squad.

Her first international match came in January 2014 at the Tri-Nations tournament in Toronto and Coral went on to represent GB at the 2014 Canada Cup and the 2014 World Championships.

At the Canada Cup, Coral made an immediate impression on the world stage, winning best in class – a remarkable achievement for a player with less than one year’s experience in the sport.

Coral is the youngest member of the squad, and the only female. In addition to wheelchair rugby, Coral has a keen interest in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tag rugby league.

Coral is set to make her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016.

Major results

2015 European Championships, Pajulahti, Finland

Gold

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