Award Recipient 2018 – Grant Barker

Grant Barker – Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball

Sports Champion Award*

Grant is a volunteer coach with Thames Valley Kings. He became involved with as a parent on the sidelines and has gone from this to helping develop Kings from a single team to having two full teams in the National British Wheelchair Basketball League.

For the last 3 years, Grant has also been Assistant Coach for the South East Regional Junior championships volunteering with other coaches to develop our Under Fifteens.

This year Grant took an active role as the main coach for the team and led the Under 15s to win Gold at the tournament making history! as this is the first time that the under 15s South East team has won a medal since the tournament began.

*Celebrating the volunteers who play a key, and often unrecognised, role in helping those from across our community to get involved with a sport.