Brown: We’ll be a force in Rio

ParalympicsGB Harry Brown poses for a photo during the team announcement at the Leicester Community Sports Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 20, 2016. See PA story PARALYMPICS Basketball. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
ParalympicsGB Harry Brown poses for a photo during the team announcement at the Leicester Community Sports Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 20, 2016. See PA story PARALYMPICS Basketball. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Halifax’s Harry Brown has been given a ticket to the 2016 Paralympic Games.

He is among the 12 wheelchair basketball players who will compete in the men’s tournament in Rio.

The team is led by four-time Paralympian Terry Bywater, who already has two bronze medals.

The 21 year old Brown has been playing internationally since he was 15 but this will be his first Games.

He was the youngest player to be selected to represent the GB Men’s Senior Team when he made his debut at the BT Paralympic World Cup in 2011,

Brown has competed at numerous major events. Having only narrowly missed out on London 2012, he has made the team-sheet this time around.

Brown said: “The Paralympic Games is the absolute pinnacle of our sport and I am really excited and proud to be selected to the team that will represent ParalympicsGB in Rio.

“There is huge strength and depth of skill in our team and I also hope to learn a lot from the experience of my team-mates. We’re going to be a force to be reckoned with at Rio 2016.”