While recovering from an accident in Glasgow’s Spinal Unit, Mike tried his hand at a number of sports. Although he was told about wheelchair rugby, he wasn’t able to attend his first training session with the Scottish Wildcats until 2001.
He took to the sport immediately, attending the GB trials in 2005 when he was selected to the GB team. Mike is proud to note that he is the first and only Scot to represent GB at wheelchair rugby.
Mike played in his first major in 2011, at the European Championships in Switzerland, finishing with a silver medal. He was made vice-captain of the GB team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where the team finished in 5th place, and in 2014 was appointed as captain for the national team.
Despite relinquishing the captaincy in 2015 Mike continued to play a key role at the European Championships that year, returning from Finland with a gold medal.
Mike represented ParalympicsGB for the second time at Rio 2016. Great Britain finished in fifth place but can still look back on their campaign with pride.
The GB side lost to eventual gold medallists Australia by just two points and were edged out in overtime by top seeds Canada, who lost to silver medallists the United States in their semi-final.
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