SWINDON’S Ben Fox made history over the weekend as Great Britain came away with gold at the U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship.

The former Swindon Shock player played a pivotal role throughout out the competition and was named man of the match for Britain’s 54-43 win over Turkey in the final on Friday.

Fox, who is from Westlea and plays domestically for Sheffield Steelers, further enhanced his Paralympic ambitions as he helped claim Britain’s first ever gold at a World Championships.

The team were lea by Paralympian Gregg Warburton and performance director Paul Davies thinks it is more than deserved following a fantastic tournament.

"This Championship title has been delivered by a team, Gregg Warburton said at the close of the game that the team stuck together and this is certainly what they did,” he said.

"This title is the result of four years’ hard work by the players and performance staff.

“Head Coach, Scott Wallace, and assistant coach, Pete Finbow, have worked to bond the players as a team, to have the unwavering belief that they could win a World Championship Title.

“The team have had this title in their sights since winning the Junior European title in 2014."

"The skill of our U23 men, apparent on the world stage this week, reflects the wealth of wheelchair basketball junior talent with the UK.”