James Roberts /

James Roberts


Sitting volleyball






Prestatyn-born James Roberts knows exactly what it's like to compete at a Paralympic Games. He was one of the first ever Paralympic rowers, as adaptive rowing mad its Games debut in Beijing.

Since 2008, classification has changed; forcing James to reconsider his Paralympic future. With the help of Disability Sport Wales, he decided to make the switch to sitting volleyball.

Anthony Hughes of Disability Sport Wales explains: "James has been able to transfer special awareness, speed and his competitive edge into this young fearless go-getting volleyball squad. This will be James' second Paralympics Games and I'm delighted that he has pushed his way into the team and I am sure will make a great contribution to the men's game in London."

Sitting volleyball is precisely what it says it is - a Paralympic sport where the players are sitting down in order to hit the ball over the net.