In 2006, at the age of 13, Joshua was introduced to boccia at a Scottish Disability Sports Summer Camp. Later that year he was invited to join the Scottish Boccia Squad. In 2010 he was put forward and accepted into a Talented Athlete Fast Track training programme and after winning bronze at the British Championships, and was subsequently offered a place on the GB Squad.
Since he first started competing, Joshua has competed in all but one of the Scottish Boccia Championships and medalled at all, winning five golds, two silvers and one bronze. He has also qualified for the British Championships every year and won one silver and three bronzes.
One of his favourite competitions to date was the 2015 BISFed European Continental Cup in Sant Cugat near Barcelona where he helped the BC1/BC2 team to gold and then went on to win silver in the BC2 individual a couple of days later. Another career highlight was the team’s gold medal triumph at the 2015 European Teams and Pairs Championships in Guildford, Surrey which secured the GB slot for Rio.
Away from the boccia court, Joshua enjoys music, cinema and theatre.
Show your support for Joshua Rowe by sharing their bio!
Sign up to receive email updates on ParalympicsGB and find out how you can supercharge the team to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond.