- Jason Brisbane is a former American football linebacker
- Team ranked fourth in world with hopes of Paralympic medal
A former American football linebacker is to take charge of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, in what those within the sport hope will be a year of Paralympic success. Jason Brisbane will become one of the few black people to hold a senior management role in UK sport when he takes up his position in July.
Brisbane will replace David Pond as chief executive. Pond has overseen substantial growth in the sport over the past decade, and an international team ranked fourth in the world with hopes of a medal in Tokyo later this summer, should the Paralympic Games go ahead.
Written by Paul MacInnes
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