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Newcastle United open Championship season away to Fulham

Newcastle United will open their Championship season away to Fulham on Friday the 5th of August.

The game will be shown on SKY.

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Redcar's Terry Bywater makes Rio 2016 wheelchair basketball team

Terry Bywater Credit: PA

Four-time Redcar Paralympian Terry Bywater, who already holds two bronze medals to his name, will lead the 2016 Paralympic wheelchair basketball team.

The team of 12 men will be lead too by co-captain Simon Brown, who is back for his second Games after first representing ParalympicsGB at Beijing 2008, where the team won bronze.

“I am so pleased to have been selected once again, the excitement and the pride at being able to compete at a Paralympics never wears off.

“Rio will be such an important Games for us as athletes. It’s the first Games after London, and that was a watershed Games in terms of public support and recognition for Paralympic athletes. Hopefully that can continue in 2016, both with the British public as well as in Rio.”

– Terry Bywater
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