• Peter Isherwood is the Richmond Oval Athlete of the Month

  • massive-dev  |  May 16, 2016

Wheelchair rugby and throws athlete Peter Isherwood is the Richmond Olympic Oval’s Athlete of the Month. This hard-working athlete is a great testament to how “talent transfer” works in wheelchair sports. Take a dedicated athlete, add the Bridging the Gap program and several supportive coaches and you have a recipe for success.

Here’s what Peter had to say about the difference between wheelchair rugby and athletics. To read the entire article, click here.

They are both very different, with rugby being a team sport, you win as a team and you lose as a team, you have that shared emotion and it is also very mobile, you are pushing really hard to get going. With athletics you are sitting on the throw chair, by yourself in a circle and that’s where the difference lies. Do I have a favourite? I started with rugby so that would be my original choice but I really enjoy throwing discus. They are both two very different elements of sports. It’s very hard to pick a favourite because they are really not the same.