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Simon

Brown

#5

Age: 33 years

Home Town: Kingsbury, London

Current Club: RSV Lahn Dill

Classification: 2.0

Twitter: @simonbrown5

Instagram: @thesimonbrown5

Biography

Introduced to wheelchair basketball through a community project at his school, Simon Brown quickly proved to be a natural.

Under the guidance of club coach Ian Laker, Simon started his playing career at the Aspire Centre in Stanmore with London Force (now London Titans), developing the skills that would see him go on to earn great success with the GB U22 Team – winning two European titles (2002, 2004) before making his senior debut for Great Britain in 2007.

In 2008, the 2.0 player made his ParalympicsGB debut in Beijing, assisting the team to win the bronze medal.
The following year was another great year for Simon: not only did he win gold at the BT Paralympic World Cup, but he was a part of the GB team who finished 5th at the 2010 World Championships.

In addition to his international success for Great Britain, the London native has earned great accomplishments with clubs across the world, including: South Africa’s Discovery Eagles and Italy’s San Stefano, GSD Porto Torres, and DECO Group Amicacci Giulianova – the latter of whom he has competed for since 2015.

Simon is moving to the German Club RSV Lahn Dill for the 2019/20 season.

Major Results:

2019 European Championships, Poland – Gold
2018 World Championships, Hamburg, Germany – Gold
2017 European Championships, Tenerife, Spain – Silver
2016 Paralympics, Rio, Brazil – Bronze
2015 European Championships, Worcester, UK – Gold
2013 European Championships, Frankfurt, Germany – Gold
2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Birmingham, UK – 5th
2009 European Championships, Adana, Turkey – Bronze
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Bronze

GB Men's Team Player - Simon Brown