Meet the Yorkshire Lions Wheelchair Rugby Squad

  • The Yorkshire Lions Squad

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  • allan

    Allan Smith

    — Head Coach/Player

    Classification – 2 Points

    Position – Defensive

    Allan has been a Wheelchair Player for many years. Although now actually retired, he has a wealth of knowledge about the game and may be an occasional player, when required.

  • steven harrison

    Steven ‘Harry’ Harrison

    Yorkshire Lions Player/Captain

    Classification 0.5 Points

    Position – Defensive

  • Lions - Byron

    Byron White

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 2.5 Points

    Position – Offensive

     

  • Lions - Kirk

     

    Kirk Marsden

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 2.0 Points

    Position – Offensive

     

  • Lions - Josh

     

    Josh ‘Fudge’ Tudge

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 2.5 Points

    Position – Offensive

     

  • Lions - Jamie

     

    Jamie Shaw

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 1.5 Points

    Position – Offensive

     

  • Lions - Lee

     

    Lee Haldenby

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 1.5 Points

    Position – Defensive

     

  • Lions - Lou

     

    Louisa ‘Lou’ Tempest

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 0.5 Points

    Position – Defensive

     

  • Lions - Dave

     

    Dave Lewis

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 1.0 Points

    Position – Defensive

     

  • Lions - Nathan

     

    Nathan Manning

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 0.5 Points

    Position Defensive

     

  • Lions - Neil

     

    Neil ‘Axel’ Foulds

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 3.0 Points

    Position – Offensive

     

  • Graeme Spencer Lion

    Graeme Spencer

    Yorkshire Lions Player

    Classification 0.5 Points

    Position – Defensive

     

     

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    Cally Bailey

    Yorkshire Lions Support Crew

    Social Secretary

  • Lions - Laura

     

    Laura Ainley-Pearson

    Yorkshire Lions Support Crew

    Team Secretary/Fundraiser

     

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    Lions - Amber

    Amber Wright

    Yorkshire Lions Support Crew

    Volunteer

     

    As Associate Specialist before going for my training in Rehabilitation Medicine at West Midlands Deanery between 2004 and 2008.

    After successfully completing my training I have attained the European standard in physical and rehabilitation medicine certification.
    Prior to coming to the UK, I was formally trained in Medicine from Punjab Medical College Faisalabad. Having completed undergraduate training I gained useful experience in various surgical specialities including Neurosurgery.
    I was introduce to spinal injuries while working in neurosurgery and I was instantly drawn towards it mainly because of the multidisciplinary participation which included persons with spinal cord injury.
    Having worked in different spinal injury centres across the UK, I have been able to bring flair of their expert management to the already existing goal orientated and structured rehabilitation programme at Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injury Centre.
    As a direct result of having obtained a Master of Science in pain management from University of Leicester I am involved in organising an effective functional pain clinic using various interventions.
    I have vast experience in assessing and management of focal and regional spasticity using Botulinum Toxin and pharmacotherapy including Intrathecal Baclofen Pump implantation
    Having been trained and my long association of people with spinal cord injury I have seen the patients’ power in greater participation and making changes.

  • Phil Physio

    Phil Dixon

    Yorkshire Lions Support Crew

    Team Physiotherapist