Nice Britain intention to make use of their 2022 disappointment as motivation to regain their European wheelchair rugby title.
GB host the 2023 Wheelchair Rugby European Division A Championship at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium between 3-7 Might 2023.
The Paralympic champions misplaced their European crown to France in February earlier than ending seventh within the World Championship in October.
The eight-team Euros will act as a qualifier for the 2024 Paralympics.
“We’re wanting ahead to getting our personal again on France for what occurred earlier this 12 months,” stated GB head coach Paul Shaw.
GB, who’re ranked third on this planet and shall be internet hosting the occasion for the primary time, had gained three successive European Championship titles earlier than France, at present ranked fifth, secured a 44-43 victory over them within the 2022 last in Paris.
“There was all the time going to be a transition after the Tokyo Paralympics, however we’re prepared for subsequent 12 months and we’re wanting ahead to it.
The highest two groups within the Cardiff event will qualify mechanically for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Video games.
“Europe is getting very sturdy on the world stage and we cannot take something as a right, however we’ll go into the event assured of getting the outcomes we have to qualify for the Paralympics,” added Shaw.
GB have been drawn alongside Denmark, Switzerland and Israel in Pool B with France in Pool A going through Germany, the Netherlands and Czech Republic.
Having gained the bid to host the 2023 event, Nice Britain Wheelchair Rugby are pledging to ship “the last word expertise for athletes, followers, volunteers and companions” whereas “making a legacy of extra individuals taking part in, volunteering and supporting” the game.
“I am unable to put into phrases how a lot we’re all wanting ahead to taking part in on the Principality Stadium. It is an excellent alternative to play at such an incredible venue,” GB participant Stuart Robinson advised BBC Sport.
“Everyone knows concerning the nice help on the Principality Stadium and the best way it motivates so we won’t wait to play there with an enormous crowd, hopefully, to observe an excellent sport at an iconic venue,” he added.