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New Women's Head Coach

The women's wheelchair basketball team appointed a new coach recently, hoping to build on recent successes and challenge at the next Paralympic games.

Miles Thompson comes into the fold having worked with the US national team and will be hoping to lead GB to medals at the Paralympics in Brazil.

British Wheelchair Basketball's Performance Director Paul Davies believes that the sport is moving in the right direction under the new coach.

He said: "London was very, very big, the crowd, the level of support, not just in the park but across the country the profile of the sport is higher as it has ever been."

"We only came 7th in London and we were disappointed with the results but not the performance, we've retained the gold medal at the Europeans."

"We've got a couple of young girls in the squad and they are motivated not just to go to Rio but to come home with a medal around their necks."

Davies believes that Thompson will be a great addition to the team and will help with the continual development of the sport.

"We've brought Miles in to lead a new structure to the women's game, we're moving to a much more professional set-up, the system that's put around the girls we are basing in Worcester and getting a high quality daily training environment."

"I guess it's not where we are now but where we could be with another three years working in a high quality environment with professional coaches."

"We went out and got the best women's coach we could, they deserve the best coach, Miles went through a vigorous interview process and came out on top."


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