Wheelchair Rugby - Teams

The Team

Vince Barton
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Player Name: Vince Barton Favourite athlete: Luis Suarez
Date of Birth: 1964 Hobbies and interests: Dinghy racing
Home Town: Bristol Hope For Season: Great wins in the league
Classification: 2.0 playing as 1.5 Position: Defender
Peter Hull
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Player Name: Peter Hull Hope For Season: Promotion for the Sharks and wins for the Hammerheads
Date of Birth: 1966 Best achievement in Football: Being selected as Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 season
Home Town: Portswood Favourite athlete: Laurence Dallaglio/David Weir
Classification: 0.0 (0.5) Hobbies and interests: Live music, sports events, films and attending Saints games
Position: Defender    
Imy Steele
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Player Name: Imogen Steele Hope For Season: To be promoted to Division 1
Date of Birth: 17/08/1995 Best achievement: Best 1.0 point player at super series 1 + 2
Home Town: Southampton Hobbies and Interests: Wheelchair rugby, watching films and history  
Classification: 1.0 Position: Defender  
Chris Jay
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Player Name: Chris Jay Hope For Season: Better passing to other players
Date of Birth: 09/06/1985 Best achievement: Scoring a goal at the Super Series last year
Home Town: Southampton Favourite athlete: Paula Creamer
Classification: 3.0 Hobbies and interests: Keyboard, drums, golf, tennis, rugby & the charity I co-run
Position: Attack Personal player's page: www.enablemeproject.org.uk
Richard Cartwright
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Player Name: Richard Cartwright Hope For Season: Promotion for the Sharks and wins for the Hammerheads
Date of Birth: 1986 Best achievement: Represented Sharks as Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer
Home Town: Totton Favourite athlete: David Rudisha/Mo Farah
Classification: 0.5 Hobbies and interests: Travelling, watching sport, Portsmouth FC, barbecuing
Position: Defender Personal player's page: Richard's LinkedIn page
Kevin Hopkins
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Player Name: Kevin Hopkins Hope For Season: Do better than last year
Date of Birth: 1964 Best achievement: Best in Class Trophy
Home Town: Gosport Favourite athlete: Elli Symons
Classification: 4 Hobbies and interests: Fishing, Wheelchair Ruby and water sports
Donna Stenner
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Player Name: Donna Stenner Hope For Season: Be the best I can be for the club
Date of Birth: 1974 Best achievement: Winning MVP at SuperSeries 3
Home Town: Sixpenny Handley Favourite athlete: Aaron Phipps / Myles Pearson
Classification: 3, play at 2.5 Hobbies and interests: Art, drawing and painting
Player's page: www.gofundme.com/donnasrugbychair    
Aaron Phipps
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Player Name: Aaron Phipps Hope For Season: Promotion for the Sharks and wins for the Hammerheads
Date of Birth: 1983 Best achievement: Selected for London 2012 & scoring over half of GB's points
Home Town: Totton Favourite athlete: David Weir
Classification: 3.5 Hobbies and interests: My family
Position: Offensive Personal web page:  http://www.aaronphipps.com/
Patrick Asher Relf
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Player Name: Patrick Asher-Relf Favourite athlete: Usain Bolt
Date of Birth: 02/11/1996 Hobbies and interests: Scuba Diving
Home Town: Portsmouth Hope For Season: Get promoted to Division 1
Classification: 2.5 Best Achievement: GB Development Team/Won Most Improved Player Award
Position: Attack    
Lee Barclay
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Player Name: Lee Barclay Hope For Season: Perform the best we can & fingers crossed get our first win
Date of Birth: 04/03/1990 Favourite athlete: David Weir
Home Town: Southampton Hobbies and Interests: Southampton Football Club  
Classification: 2.5    
Gus McKechnie
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Player Name: Gus Mckechnie Hope For Season: Winning
Date of Birth: 12/09/75 Best achievement: Not falling out of my chair too many times!
Home Town: Dorchester Favourite athlete: Jim Kelly and Walter Paton
Classification: 4.0 Hobbies and interests: Helping people
Position: Attack Personal player's page: www.gusmckechnie.com
Classification: 0.5 Challenges: My 40 for 40 challenge: I am trying 40 sports before I am 40
Previous clubs:  Team Solent Rowing & American Football, 40 others!    
Matthew Bonney
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Player Name: Matthew Bonney Hope For Season: Promotion
Date of Birth: 31/10/90 Best achievement: Winning the best 2.0 Award for Super Series 2 & Super Series last season
Home Town: Southampton Favourite athlete: Ronaldinho
Classification/position:  2.0 Hobbies and interests: Watching football, playing wheelchair rugby
Myles Pearson
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Player Name: Myles Pearson Hope For Season: Gain promotion with Sharks into Division 1
Date of Birth: 1993 Best achievement: Selection for Team GB London 2012 Paralympic Games. European Silver medal
Home Town: Lytham (Lancashire) Favourite athlete: David Beckham
Classification: 1.5 Hobbies and interests: Spending time with friends and family
Position: Defender Personal player's page: https://twitter.com/myloshae
Home Town: Lytham (Lancashire) Previous club:  Southport Crash

Coach and Support Staff

Adrian Davies
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Name: Adrian Davies Hope For Season: Promotion
Role in the club:  Sport Science support staff Favourite athelete: Gareth Bale
Home Town: Kingston Upon Thames Hobbies and interests:  Phil Keehne (in joke!)
Angie Evans
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Name: Angie Evans Hope For Season: Getting a team into the first division
Role in the club:  Support Staff Favourite athelete: Lewis Hamilton
Home Town: Southampton Hobbies and interests:  Skiing, music, interior design, gardening, sport, wheelchair rugby
Gaz Witty
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Name: Gaz Witty Hope For Season: Promotion
Role in the club:  Sport Science support staff Favourite athelete: Phil Taylor - Darts
Home Town: York Hobbies and interests:  Darts, all kinds of sport
Leah Bimson
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Name: Leah Bimson Hope For Season: Improvement
Role in the club:  Assistant Coach Favourite athelete: Steven Gerrard
Home Town: Surrey Hobbies and interests:  Football, all kinds of sport
William Hagley-Lavender
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Name: William Hagley-Lavender Hope For Season: For the team to give it their all
Role in the club:  Support/Coaching Favourite athelete: Steven Gerrard
Home Town: Portsmouth Hobbies and interests:  Football, travelling