With the recent announcement that Sweden will be the host for the 2015 World Championships Pool B in March, GB players and staff are ramping up the training to ensure that they are in the best possible shape to come away with a medal.
GB will be competing against four other teams, South Korea, Slovakia, Poland and Sweden, all of whom will be battling for not only a gold medal, but the chance to be promoted to the coveted Pool A for the next round of World Championships in 2017.
A win in March will put the GB team in a fantastic position in the run up to the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. After the disappointment of not qualifying for Sochi, there is no doubt that the team will be fighting hard every step of the way.
Head Coach for the team, Andrew Linton, has no doubt that the team will be doing everything they can to win.
Everyone involved with the GB team always looks forward to the World Championships, and they’re a major part of our annual calendar. The players train hard all season for this chance and they all want to be able to make up for a disappointing result in [the Paralympic Qualifiers in] Italy.
The GB squad will be training regularly over the next few months and the final lineup for the team will be confirmed closer to the time, but for now, it’s all hands on deck.
Getting to Ostersund, Sweden won’t be possible though without some help. As with many winter sports, there is a severe lack of funding available. While the BSHA has various fundraising activities in the pipeline, the team is also looking for some corporate sponsors.
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