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James Roberts talks National Paralympic Day and HoopsAid

James Roberts is a Paralympic who has been part of rowing and volleyball on the International stage and now plays wheelchair basketball for the Rhyl Raptors.

Saturday marks National Paralympic Day and the following week on the Sunday will see HoopsAid arrive at the Copper Box.

Roberts believes that the Paralympic Day will be a good opportunity for demonstrate and promote Paralympic sport.

He said: "I think it's great and is building on the legacy from the games, it gives some of the athletes involved the chance to showcase their sport."

"I got involved in Paralympic sport in 2003/4, I used to play able-bodied sport but was asked about doing Paralympic sports and I got into the national team for Beijing and London."

"I've always enjoyed basketball and was drawn to it, [the wheelchair version] is much more strategic with more elements to it."

Roberts is also taking part in the HoopsAid event on Sunday 15th September which includes many famous faces and stars.

He continued: "I spoke to Lance [who is in charge of the event] and he got me involved, it's a great charity and going to a good cause, people should get behind it."

"I'm looking forward to seeing some of the best people in their fields come together including the best athletes."

"It's going to be an amazing event as the people involved are so successful at what they do."

James currently plays for Rhyl Raptors and you can see more info on the team HERE.

To read more about his career click HERE.

To buy tickets or find out more about the Hoops Aid event click HERE.

Or for more information on National Paralympic Day click HERE.


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