Leicester Paralympic athlete Nicholas Cummins has been selected to represent Team GB in the inaugural King Power Quad Nations Tournament.
PHD student Nick Nicholas got hooked on watching Wheelchair Rugby at the Beijing Paralympics whilst recovering from Meningococcal septicaemia which he contracted at 19.
Inspired to get involved, he contacted his local team and became a regular part of the Talent Development squad before being invited to join the GB squad in 2014. He made his debut at the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge in 2015 and attended the Rio Test Event in February 2016.
Although narrowly missing selection for the final 12 for the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Nick remained part of the training squad throughout the build up to the games, successfully making the selection for the 2017 European Championships in Germany where the team took the gold and defended their title.
The inaugural King Power Quad Nations brings together Paralympic Gold, Silver and Bronze winning medallists from Australia, Japan, the USA and Great Britain for a sporting event filled with thrills, spills, endless energy and extreme action.
One of the only full-contact disability sports, Wheelchair Rugby (originally called Murderball) is played by two teams of four who aim to score by carrying the ball across the opposing team’s try line. Wheelchair Rugby was first recognised as a full medal sport at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia and has since been an integral part of the Paralympic and Invictus Games.
Nick said; ‘It’s pretty special for me to be playing with this amazing group of athletes and to be selected for the Quad Nations here in my home town of Leicester. To be selected is a real honour and with this team I think we will surprise a few people!’
Taking place from 9th – 11th March 2018 at the Leicester Arena, the King Powe
r Quad Nations is an international tournament that will feature the world’s best players from the four top nations. As reigning European Champions Great Britain will be looking to capitalise on home court advantage as they take on the World’s very best and they need your support.
Tickets start at just £5 with special offers available for groups and families. Tickets are available from http://www.wrquadnations.com along with a full match schedule.