London 2012

Aaron Phipps

Aaron Phipps initially competed in wheelchair racing from 2007 onwards, but was then introduced to wheelchair rugby in 2009 and has not looked back since.

It was also in 2009 that he made his debut at the European Championships in Hillerod, Denmark, where the team finished in fourth place.

Fascinating Facts

  • Aaron thinks he would have been an electrician or something similar had he not been a sportsman.
  • He has been inspired by Tanni Grey-Thompson and David Weir.
  • He works as the assistant London 2012 co-ordinator for Hampshire County Council.

Later, in 2011, he won silver at the European Championships in Notwill, Switzerland.

Preparing to compete at the London Paralympic Games, Phipps enjoys his sport as it is so fast-paced and the only full-contact wheelchair sport.