28 May '12, 12pm

OLYMPICS: Injured Gurkha trains for a place on Team GB Sitting Volleyball squad

OLYMPICS: Injured Gurkha trains for a place on Team GB Sitting Volleyball squad

LCpl Netra Rana, a Gurkha rifleman who sustained multiple injuries in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, has been selected to compete for a position in the Team GB Sitting Volleyball Squad. Netra of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, has been training with the squad for several months after the team’s coach saw him play for the MOD's Battle Back team for wounded, injured and sick personnel. “I used to play volleyball back in my village in Nepal, but hadn’t played since then until I was offered the opportunity at [the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Unit] Headley Court as part of my rehab, and it went from there. The Great Britain coach saw me play in a good tournament in Canterbury and asked me to join the team. “It’s been busy training, but I enjoy my sport, and now I’m just trying my best to get in the squad and be part of the team representing Great Britain,” said Netr...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/24135.aspx

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