Profile_Stephen McGuire

BC4 Stephen McGuire

Classification BC4
World Ranking 2
Date of Birth 18/08/1984
Place of Birth Bellshill
Currently living Hamilton

Sporting Achievements
Individual
Europa Cup Silver Medallist, Norway 2011
World Championships Silver Medallist, Portugal 2010
Czech Open Gold Medallist, Prague 2009
Four time Scottish National Champion
Three time Scottish Open Champion
Six time British Champion

Pairs
World Championships Silver Medallist, Portugal 2010
European Championships Gold Medallist, Portugal 2009
7th in Pairs at World Championships, Brazil 2006
8th in Pairs at World Cup, Vancouver 2007
How I took up Boccia
Through Scotiish Disability Sport. An amazing lady called Jacqueline Lynn asked me along to see if I could play in 2005.

What I enjoy about Boccia
The camaraderie when we go away as a squad. Beating Spain and Portugal is always nice too!!

Proudest moment in Boccia
My proudest moment in boccia was during the World Championships in Lisbon 2010. During this competition I managed to reach 2 world finals and achieved a double silver medal. I was most proud of my pairs success as it was a real team effort from start to finish. My brother Peter was my pairs partner, as well as our coach Jim and a great support team Ruth, Nicola and others made this possible

Ambitions in Boccia
Win a Paralympic medal.

Role Models in Boccia
Leung Yuk Wing from Hong Kong. Former world number 1 and real classy player. I base my style as close as possible on his.

Currently doing outside Boccia
Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with BA(Hons) in Retailing.

Interests outside Boccia
Huge Celtic football fan! Also enjoy playing poker and socialising with mates.