Faiveley Vapor Ricon Europe, the manufacturer of transport accessibility products, is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the British Wheelchair Athletics Association (BWAA) for the 2017 season.

The association supports a wealth of track and field events with competitors competing in events across the globe including Paralympics.

Gemma Prescott Paralympic Club Thrower commented; “The sponsorship provided by Faiveley Vapor Ricon is critical to the success of our sport and enables our athletes to compete at the very highest standards by allowing accredited events to take place during our BWAA  Grand Prix season. This gives real credibility to our sports and opens up the opportunities for wheelchair athletics across a variety of disciplines.”

The BWAA which hosts many events from its base at Stoke Mandeville was established in 1982 with the aim of providing track and field athletics opportunities for those that use wheelchairs due to disability.

“We are very proud to support the BWAA and wish its athletes every success at their 2017 competitions including the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships which will be held on home turf at the Olympic Stadium,” said Michael Dickinson sales manager Faiveley Vapor Ricon. “The association provides a myriad of opportunities not just for high level competition and encourages anyone who is interested in participating to get in touch and discover exactly what the BWAA can offer to athletes of all abilities.”

Gemma concluded; “This financial support has enabled me to fulfil my dreams of going to the Paralympics and hopefully achieve selection for the IPC World Championships where my aim would be to win a medal. We all thank the Faiveley Vapor Ricon team for their ongoing support and look forward to making them proud.”

The World ParaAthletics Championships take place between 14th and 23rd July 2017.

Faiveley Vapor Ricon is proud to offer a wide range of domestic and commercial products to aid vehicular access for those with limited mobility including, wheelchair lifts, ramps, hoists, winches, remote control door opening and secure floors and restraints.