At 17-years-old Ian broke his back in a motorbike accident and, after first noticing wheelchair basketball in 1999 during his rehab at hospital, he was re-introduced to the sport through his work as a salesman for sports wheelchair manufacturers RGK.
After playing for the Sheffield Steelers for three years, Ian competed for the Tameside Owls before moving on to the sunnier climates of the Spanish National League for two years. He currently plays for Italian club side Briantea84.
After making his debut for Great Britain in 2008, Ian firmly made his presence felt with outstanding performances at the 2010 BT Paralympic World Cup – winning gold – and later at the 2010 World Championships.
In addition, Ian has been a part of the bronze and gold winning European Championship teams since 2009; co-captaining the team to gold and a qualification place for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the continent’s 2015 Championships.
Ian, who enjoys the rough, tough, fast-paced nature of the sport, made his Paralympic debut at London 2012 in front of a home crowd.
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