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Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration for Devon youngsters at Ability Games

Authored by Mary

100’s of Devon youngsters will be heading to Barnstaple next week (Weds 5th Feb) for a day of friendly sporting competition. They will be taking part in a variety of events including archery, sitting volleyball and new age kurling. Additionally, there will be a wide range of taster activities, including football on the brand new artificial grass pitch, which will be officially opened before...

Wheelchair rugby stars on target for Paralympic dreams

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth University student and her team are on their way to achieving Paralympic goals thanks to a new wheelchair funded by kind backers.

Faye West, who is captain of the Westcountry Hawks wheelchair rugby team, is one of the members who will benefit from the £3,000 chair for training and competition.

As well as reading for a degree in Media Arts, Faye is one of three Hawks...

Wheelchair champion and ex-soldier join quest for handcycle record attempt

Authored by News Desk

A former winner of the London Marathon and an ex-serviceman injured while on active service are teaming up with Plymouth University for a world record attempt.

Women’s wheelchair marathon champion Sarah Piercy and Chris Jones, a former Army Air Corps trooper and Help for Heroes ambassador, will aim to set land speed records at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in Battle...