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Injured rugby player awaits new sports wheelchair

When we hear of yet another sportsperson who has been badly injured whilst playing their chosen sport it always saddens us. Many youths each year are injured badly enough to leave them wheelchair bound with varying degrees of disability.

When we heard about one particular Northern teenager who broke his neck whilst playing rugby we were amazed to hear of his brave comments on how it is "the best thing that had ever happened to him" as he has now set his goal on becoming a wheelchair rugby paralympian. Such strength of character and signs of determination are not seen very frequently.

16 year old George from Blackburn in Lancashire has recently been offered a new specialist wheelchair to help him meet his goals. London's Rosslyn Park injury trust fund have agreed to supply a customised specialist wheelchair from their fund which is there to help people injured whilst playing rugby. He expects to receive the new chair ahead of their match against Flyde on November the 2nd.

Sports wheelchairs are very specialist items and are often designed to meet the exacting requirements of the individual user. Typically ultra lightweight and super strong the wheelchair frames and components are often made using aluminium and carbon composites to ensure that they are fit for the on the pitch action and will withstand the knocks and tumbles experienced in wheelchair rugby.

We wish George who is eagerly awaiting delivery of the new chair all the best and hope that he provides inspiration for others who have had the misfortune of similar life changing injuries.

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