Mark Fosbrook  (Fossy)

Age: 

44

 

Classification: 

​1

 

Disability: 

Double Below Knee Amputee & congenital deformities to hands

 

Do you train with another team?

​Retired from International and Domestic Premier league

 

What is your role at the club?

Ambassador

 

Why do you like wheelchair basketball? And why did you start playing the sport?

I have always been competitive and love sport. Having played many sports I loved the teamwork and skills that wheelchair basketball brings.

 

Why did you decide to join Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair basketball club/ Angels?

Had the honor to be asked to be an ambassador.

 

Do you have a favourite wheelchair basketball player? If so, who and why?

Patrick Anderson is a legend of the game but all of my GB team mates were special. As I grew up my inspiration and learning came from Leroy Dobson, Ian Laker and Gordon Perry

 

Do you have a future goal for the sport such as going Elite, becoming a coach etc...?

Just to promote the sport and encourage others to get active.

 

What hobbies do you have?

Gaming 

Cycling

Caravanning 

and spending time with family

 

Do you go to college or university and if so, what do you or did you study?

Finished Uni. Did a BA Hons in Leisure Management and Sport & Exercise Science.

 

​Do you have any cool qualifications in anything?

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from University of Gloucestershire in 2019 for my contribution to disability sport representing GB and development work.

 

Tell me one fact about yourself

I have an angel daughter and two rainbow boys

Let's have some fun

What is your Dream meal comprising a starter, a main and a dessert?

Garlic Bread 

Any Mexican or Italian dish. 

Chocolate cake & Ice Cream

 

Favourite type of music?

Cheesy pop

 

If you were going to name your basketball, what would you call it and why?

Spinster because I was the master at the scoop spin layup.

 

Quick fire questions
Which one is your favourite?

Tea     or ✓  Coffee

Sweet ✓  or   Savoury

Coke    or ✓ Diet Coke

Summer ✓or Winter

 

 

This is for the committee/ volunteers...

What makes you want to help the club out? And what do you enjoy most about being at the club?

Providing inspiration to members

 

Are you part of another sport or volunteer anywhere else?

yes

What is your goal for your role and Cheshire Phoenix?

For the club to flourish and empower players to be achieve and exceed their goals

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