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Paralympic legend to attend Wheelchair World Cup final


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#1 League Express

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

The organisers of the 2013 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup have revealed that 11-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will be the guest of honour at the Wheelchair World Cup final on Saturday July 13.
The Wheelchair World Cup takes places exclusively in Medway, Kent from July 3 to July 13 when six nations will compete for the title of World Champions and Baroness Grey-Thompson will be on hand to present the trophy to the winning captain.
A six-time London Marathon winner, five-time World Championships Gold Medal winner and current member of the House of Lords, Baroness Grey-Thompson knows exactly what it takes to succeed on the big stage and that experience will no doubt inspire the World Cup finalists.

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#2 Jonty

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:58 AM

The organisers of the 2013 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup have revealed that 11-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will be the guest of honour at the Wheelchair World Cup final on Saturday July 13.
The Wheelchair World Cup takes places exclusively in Medway, Kent from July 3 to July 13 when six nations will compete for the title of World Champions and Baroness Grey-Thompson will be on hand to present the trophy to the winning captain.
A six-time London Marathon winner, five-time World Championships Gold Medal winner and current member of the House of Lords, Baroness Grey-Thompson knows exactly what it takes to succeed on the big stage and that experience will no doubt inspire the World Cup finalists.

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A very good choice - she was a speaker at an event I was at recently and can talk with authority whilst remaining approachable and down to earth. Plus, she is arguably Britain's most recognisable paralympian and a big advocate for disability sport, both in Westminster and through her role with the Tony Blair Sports Foundation in the north east.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

This is great news.

 

As I said on the world cup thread, I hope this has been/will be widely advertised while the Paralympics are still fresh in the mind of the sporting public as I think having Tanni Grey attend the finals day is a bit of a coup for rugby league. 



#4 GeordieSaint

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

This is great news.

 

As I said on the world cup thread, I hope this has been/will be widely advertised while the Paralympics are still fresh in the mind of the sporting public as I think having Tanni Grey attend the finals day is a bit of a coup for rugby league. 

 

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#5 T-Dub

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

Top notch