Canadian Paralympic team trains at Leeds

The Canadian wheelchair rugby team has been based at the University this week for a pre-event training camp before travelling down to London for the Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic Test event.


Having already based themselves at Leeds during the summer of 2011, the team will also be staying in Leeds immediately before the Paralympic Games in August.  During these training camps the athletes stay in the University's new hall of residence, Storm Jameson.

Andy Van Neutegem, performance director for Canadian Wheelchair Rugby, said: "After careful evaluation, the University of Leeds was chosen as it best met the training needs of our team and, in particular, the flexibility and accessibility of the excellent facilities and accommodation. Their sport and supporting facilities are sports specific and are certainly to international standards."

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