Victory for county wheelchair rugby star

A county wheelchair rugby player is celebrating after a big win for his team.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 8th April 2018, 9:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th April 2018, 9:16 pm
The winning team West Coast Crash in Denmark
The winning team West Coast Crash in Denmark

Myles Pearson, 25, from Warton, was in Denmark for the Egmont Games with his club West Coast Crash.

Myles, who also competed in the London 2012 Paramlympics, tweeted that he was celebrating victory tonight.

He said: "Been a great weekend in Denmark.

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"Everyone played superbly, won the competition and to top it off won best in my classification. Not bad for a weekend's work."

He was born with arthrogryposis, which causes curved joints in parts of the body. Before travelling to the Games, he paid tribute to the local NHS doctors and physios who have helped him stay fit and follow his passion for sport.

He said: "I was hugely lucky to have amazing physios.

“They also gave support to my folks (mum Joanna Pendered and dad Martyn Pearson) as well, and I know they can’t thank them enough.”