A talented footballer, Martin came to wheelchair basketball in 2007 after losing his legs to a car accident. Already holding a basic knowledge of the sport from his voluntary work, Martin was further inspired to get involved after a visit to the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester during his hospital stay.
Then, after leaving hospital, Martin was contacted by Jigsaw, a voluntary group in Bury, who invited him to sessions at what would become his first club: the Bury Blue Devils.
With the Bury Blue Devils support, Martin quickly progressed to the RGK Super League where he competed with the Tameside Owls.
Martin made his debut for the Great Britain senior team in 2011 on a tour of Spain, and then went on to represent GB at a number of invitational tournaments such as the 2013 Standard Life Continental Clash in Worcester and the 9th Easter Tournament in Belgium in March 2013.
Martin made his international debut with the GB men’s senior team at the 2013 European Championships. A crucial championships for the GB men’s team and the second time in succession that the GB men claimed a European Gold medal at a Europeans.
Martin then took a short break from his international career and training, to return and be selected as part of the 2018 World Championship team. An incredible return to the game for Martin as his team conquered the courts of Hamburg and claimed the World Championships title.
2018 World Championships, Hamburg, Germany – Gold
2013 European Championships, Frankfurt – Gold