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Ben

Fox

#15

Age: 24 years

Home Town: Swindon

Current Club: MIDEBA

Classification: 3.5

Twitter: @Ben_Fox23

Instagram: @Fox_Ben11

Biography

Already a keen amputee footballer, Ben found wheelchair basketball quite by happenstance after being introduced to the game by former GB International Sinclair Thomas.

Using a wheelchair as sports equipment and seeing first hand the pace of wheelchair basketball completely changed Ben’s perspective of the sport and he quickly knew it was for him.

Commencing his playing career at Wolverhampton Rhinos Ben played competitively for both their Lord’s Taverners Junior League and Division 3 Teams.

A great start for his career, he moved onto Coventry’s CWBA in 2012 from where he joined the GB pathway as a junior player.

In 2013 Ben was called up for his first junior GB international cap at the U23 World Championships. Thereafter he took a short break to focus on his education and career development before returning to the GB Performance Programme in 2015.

In 2017 Ben and his junior team made history on the courts of Toronto as the first British team to win the U23 World Championship title. Earlier the same year the GB men’s team had already achieved the silver medal at the 2017 U22 European Championships.

That year Ben made the decision to firmly focus on his international playing career and relocated to Sheffield to train full time at GB’s Elite Training Centre.

The 2019 European championships marked his debut appearance for GB’s senior team and first senior gold.

Ben will play for Spanish team Mideba in 2019/20 alongside GB team mates George Bates, Abdi Jama, Phil Pratt and Gregg Warburton. Follow the team

Major Results:

2019 European Championships, Poland – Gold
2017 U23 World Championships, Toronto – Gold
2017 U22 European Championships – Silver
2013 U23 World Championships

U23 World Championships - Ben Fox and Lewis Edwards