Profile_Nigel Murray

BC2 Nigel Murray

Classification BC2
World Ranking 1
Date of Birth 22/05/1964
Place of Birth Leamington Spa
Currently living Leamington Spa

Sporting Achievements
Individual BC2
London Boccia Invitational (Test Event) Gold Medallist, London 2012
World Cup Silver Medallist, Belfast 2011
World Championships Silver Medallist, Portugal 2010
European Championships Bronze Medallist, Portugal 2009
Paralympic Silver Medallist, Beijing 2008
World Cup Bronze Medallist, Vancouver 2007
World Championships Gold Medallist, Portugal 2002
European Championships Silver Medallist, Czech Republic 2001
Paralympic Gold Medallist, Sydney 2000
Twelve time English National Champion
Seven time British Champion

Team
London Boccia Invitational (Test Event) Bronze Medallist, London 2012
World Cup Bronze Medallist, Belfast 2011
European Championships Silver Medallist, Portugal 2009
Paralympic Gold Medallist, Beijing 2008
World Cup Gold Medallist, Vancouver 2007
World Championships Bronze Medallist, Brazil 2006
European Championships Silver Medallist, Portugal 2005
World Championships Gold Medallist, Portugal 2002
How I took up Boccia
I went along to a disability sports taster day where I first saw Boccia being played. I got into it from then on through my full time job supporting people with a disability.

What I enjoy about Boccia
The competitive side! I've also made some great friends and travelled to some fantastic locations.

Proudest moment in Boccia
Captaining the GB team that won Gold in Beijing.

Ambitions in Boccia
To carry on playing and being successful for as long as possible - London 2012 would be nice!

Role Models in Boccia
Past and current team mates, coaches and support staff without whom I would not have acheived my success over the past ten years.

Currently doing outside Boccia
Since being made redundant last year I have been focusing on my boccia and hopefully being selected for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Interests outside Boccia
When I have spare time, watching the 'Brakes' AKA Leamington FC