Why the Paralympic World Cup is so important...Disability Sport Wales Academy Manager Gerwyn Owen:
With great success already seen at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Senior and IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation) Junior World Championships so far in 2011, all eyes are now on the BT Paralympic World Cup, which will be hosted in Manchester again this year.
Also, for us in Wales, it provides an opportunity to highlight Disability Sport to the mass population. This year, Channel 4 has come on board for the first time as the new host broadcaster.
This is an exciting new dimension to the BT Paralympic World Cup and will provide the event with the strongest broadcast coverage it has ever received.
Indeed, Channel 4 has taken coverage of Disability Sport to a new level since being awarded host broadcast rights for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and programmes such as 'Inside Incredible Athletes' and 'That Paralympic Show' demonstrate imaginative, positive and provocative imagery of our athletes.
You can follow our athletes and the rest of the goings-on in Manchester at http://www.btparalympicworldcup.com/home.php
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