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Mark Fosbrook on National Paralympic Day and HoopsAid

Mark Fosbrook is one of Great Britain's most experienced and talented wheelchair basketball players having plied his trade with the RGK TCAT Rhinos in the Super League.

With National Paralympic Day just a day away, we spoke to Mark about the sport and what the day means.

He said: "I realised from a young age that I wanted to play sport to show that disability didn't effect me, I loved competing and representing my country."

"I enjoy the fast-paced movement and and the ball skills required [to play wheelchair basketball] and never wanted to give it up."

"I think that [National Paralympic Day] is hugely important, since I started playing participation has improved, people now realise the disability doesn't matter, [Paralympians] put in the same effort as Olympians.

"This is a serious level of competition, the event will help raise the profile of Paralympic sports and hopefully increase participation further."

Fosbrook is also set to take part in HoopsAid which take place on September 15th at the Copper Box Arena.

He continued: "I'm going to be playing and also sharing my knowledge with some of the celebrities involved."

"It is a great cause and opportunity, it is great that Lance [the man behind HoopsAid] is trying to put this up alongside Soccer Aid.

Fosbrook currently works with the English Federation of Disability Sport as an engagement officer for the West Midlands.

He also spoke to us about his role and the importance he puts on giving something back and helping others get involved.

He added: "It is hugely important for me to be able to give back and I'm very fortunate to be in the position i'm in."

"It is vital to encourage and motivate the next generation, improve their well being as they are the future."

To see more information on Mark Fosbrook visit his site HERE.

For more on National Paralympic Day click HERE.

For more information on HoopsAid click HERE.


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