The Fylde Rugby Community Foundation (FRCF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Myles Pearson as a specialist wheelchair rugby coach. The appointment will mean that Pearson is part of the coaching staff helping to deliver wheelchair rugby on the Fylde Coast.
Pearson, who brings with him almost fifteen years of wheelchair rugby experience, has competed at the highest level including at the London 2012 Paralympics. His list of achievements in elite sport also contain three European Championship medals, including a gold, and one World Games gold. Myles has also made a name for himself as a public speaker where he delivers talks at charity, corporate and school events. His aim is to inspire the next generation of athletes; able or disabled.
Rugby Development Manager Ben Turner said, “We’re really pleased to have Myles on board. His knowledge of the sport is excellent, whilst he’s been brilliant at developing the club behind the scenes too. His passion certainly shines through, not just for wheelchair rugby, but for his local community – he certainly loves the Fylde Coast!”
On his appointment, Pearson said, “After being raised in the area, and being part of the community, I think it’s brilliant that the FRCF are delivering these sessions. It is so important that there are competitive sporting opportunities for those who’re disabled. Up until I was about 12, I never had that and I feel a great sense of pride that I can be part of growing wheelchair rugby on my home turf.
Wheelchair Rugby is such a great sport and not just on a competitive level. It offers great social opportunities for those wanting to be part of a team sport.
My ambition for the club is pretty simple. Although I want to win win win because that is my background; more importantly I want to ensure that the club is sustainable and help to grow and develop its athletes not just on the court but off it too.”
If you would like to give Wheelchair Rugby a go in 2023 the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation host sessions every Monday evening FREE OF CHARGE from 18:45 in the Green Sports Hall at AKS School just of King Edward Avenue, FY8 1DT.
For more information, you can contact Ben Turner, Rugby Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07949 504 857.