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Harry Brown

At 16-years-old, Harry Brown become the youngest player to represent the GB Men’s Senior Team when he made his debut at the 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup.

A talented athlete, Harry – who lost both legs to meningitis as a baby – has also represented England in Wheelchair Rugby League. At 11-years-old, the Halifax native first played wheelchair basketball and since that day has continued to go from strength to strength in the sport.

2011 saw Harry play as part of the Great Britain men’s team who made history at the senior European Championships when they defeated Germany to claim the title for the first time since 1995.

In 2012 Harry played a fundamental role in the Sheffield Steelers’ EuroLeague’s Challenge Cup title and the GB Junior Team’s qualification for the 2013 U23 World Championships.

Harry was one of eight GB U22 players to receive the honour of being selected to carry the Paralympic Flag into the stadium during the 2012 Opening Ceremony. Previously Harry also represented the GB men’s team in fantastic battles against future Paralympic Champions Canada and quarter finalists Spain at the Standard Life Continental Clash.

2013 saw Harry continue to build upon his senior international success, once again assisting the GB men’s team to gold at the European Championships in Frankfurt, Germany; the following year the Halifax native made his World Championship debut for Great Britain in South Korea.

In 2015 the 2.5 player not only assisted the GB men to a qualification place for the Rio 2016 Games, but a third consecutive European Championship title.

At Rio 2016 Harry was part of the team that edged out Turkey to claim the bronze medal. 

Major results

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK

2013 European Championships, Frankfurt, Germany


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