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Gregg

Warburton

#12

Age: 23 years

Home Town: Leigh, Lancashire

Current Club: Mideba

Classification: 2.0

Twitter: @GreggWarburton

Instagram: @GreggWarburton

Biography

GB’s Gregg Warburton is recognised as the best wheelchair basketball player in the world after being voted MVP at the 2018 World Championships (voted for by Wheelchair Basketball’s elite).

Gregg will play for Spanish team Mideba in 2019/20 alongside GB team mates George Bates, Abdi Jama, Phil Pratt and Ben Fox. Follow the team https://www.midebaextremadura.es

Gregg is now a double World Champion. He captained the GB Junior Men to bring home the U23 World Championships title in 2017 and was a member of the 2018 GB squad which secured the gold medal win after a dramatic defeat of the USA team in Hamburg.

A significant force in GB’s historic win Gregg featured in the starting five line up for each GB game, he claimed tournament top scorer for GB clocking up 110pts during the competition. His influence on the GB outcome is evident in the 232minutes (83%) he drove the GB success on the Hamburg courts.

In his years of playing the sport, Gregg Warburton collected numerous accolades and trophies: from Most Improved U15 wheelchair basketball player at The Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships (August 2010), to Most Improved Player at the GB Junior Summer Camp (October 2010), to winning numerous gold medals with North West at The Lord Taverners U19 National Junior Championships to bringing home the U23 Junior World Championships crown in 2017.

An outstanding 2012 saw Gregg continue to build upon this success: not only was he part of the England North team which won Gold at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games in the April, but he also played a crucial role in assisting Great Britain to the bronze medal game at the U22 European Championships, ensuring the nation a qualification spot for the 2013 U23 World Championships (Turkey).

In 2014, the 2.0 player received the honour of being called up to represent Great Britain at his second U22 European Championships; a fantastic tournament seeing Gregg help the GB U22 Team take the title and bring home the prestigious gold medal.

In addition, 2014 also saw Gregg play a vital role in the GB Junior Men’s stunning performance at the Kitakyushu Cup (Japan), the team earning the silver medal.

The following year, Gregg was presented with the prestigious Junior of the Year Award at the Richard Langhorn Trust 2015 Wheelchair Basketball Awards.
As well as his wheelchair basketball success, off the court in 2012 Gregg was one of eight players from the GB U22 Team to receive the great honour of being selected to carry the Paralympic Flag into the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the London Paralympic Games.

In 2016 Gregg made his Paralympic debut with the GB men’s senior team at the Rio Games, where he and the squad brought home the bonze medal after a legendary game against Turkey.

2017 Gregg captained the GB Junior team on their U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships campaign. Gregg and the team made history in Toronto claiming the World Championship crown and being the first ever GB men’s junior team to medal at a U23 Worlds.

Outside of wheelchair basketball, Gregg enjoys playing the drums and table tennis.

Gregg will play for Spanish team Mideba in 2019/20 alongside GB team mates George Bates, Abdi Jama, Phil Pratt and Ben Fox. Follow the team https://www.midebaextremadura.es

Major Results:

2019 European Championships, Poland – Gold
2018 World Championships, Hamburg, Germany – Gold
2017 European Championships, Tenerife, Spain – Silver
2017 U23 World Championships, Toronto, Canada – Gold
2016 Paralympic Games, Rio, Brazil – Bronze

GB Mens Team Player - Gregg Warburton