Eastbourne man named paralympics boss

Eastbourne's Professor Nick Webborn OBE has been elected as the new chair of the British Paralympic Association.

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Nick Webborn is clinical professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the School of Sport and Service Management at the Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton.

Nick, an Eastbourne resident, is also medical director of Sportswise, the sports medicine clinic also based on the Eastbourne campus.

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He is one of the leading sports medicine specialists in the UK with a particular expertise in the area of disability and Paralympic sports.

He has attended nine Paralympic Games in various roles including as chief medical officer for ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and also works with the Invictus Games.

Speaking about his election, Nick Webborn said, “It is a great privilege to be nominated for this position and an even greater honour to be elected by my peers from across the movement as chair.

My experience as an athlete, a medic and as an international representative working with the International Paralympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency gives me the credibility in the international arena to carry forward the agenda of the BPA.

“I’d like to pay tribute to my predecessor Tim Reddish CBE in his leadership of the BPA over the last eight years.

“We find ourselves in a great position but I relish the challenge of the forthcoming cycle.”