We are delighted to announce that GB Wheelchair Rugby’s Kylie Grimes has joined our fantastic team of Ambassadors.
She started playing for the London Wheelchair Rugby Club in 2010, and for Great Britain in 2011. In 2012 she qualified for her first Paralympics in London, in which the team finished fifth.
She switched to athletics and competed in the World Championships in Doha in 2015 and the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, where she finished fourth; and the London World Championships in 2017 where she came fifth.
Returning to the wheelchair rugby in 2018, Kylie and the GB team won gold in Denmark, becoming European Champions.
She has competed in championships across the world and continues to train for the Tokyo games, now set for 2021.
Kylie said: “Sport has saved my life.
Marc Leckie, Head of Foundation, said: “It is great to have Kylie join us.
“As a huge Quins fan and amazing athlete she is an inspirational person to have on board.
“She plans to make some guest coaching appearances supporting the development of The Jesters, our wheelchair rugby team, and we hope she will become part of The Foundation post Tokyo.”
Kylie recently joined our Wellbeing Coach Hollie for a Wheelchair Friendly Workout, check it out and see if you can pick up some tips!