Mike Kerr

While recovering from an accident in Glasgow’s Spinal Unit, Mike tried his hand at a number of sports. Although he was told about wheelchair rugby, he wasn’t able to attend his first training session with the Scottish Wildcats until 2001. He took to the sport immediately, attending the GB trials in 2005 when he was selected to the GB team. Mike is proud to note that he is the first and only Scot to represent GB at wheelchair rugby. Mike played in his first major in 2011, at the European Championships in Switzerland, finishing with a silver medal. He was made vice-captain of the GB team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where the team finished in 5th place, and in 2014 was appointed as captain for the national team. Despite relinquishing the captaincy in 2015 Mike continued to play a key role at the European Championships that year, returning from Finland with a gold medal. Mike will represent ParalympicsGB for the second time at Rio 2016.
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Recent Posts

Advice when choosing a catheter - what to look for

Posted by Mike Kerr, April 7 2021

If you've just been told that you have to self catheterise, it can be difficult to know what catheter might be right for you. Michael Kerr - Paralympian, catheter user and Wellspect Ambassador - talks to us about what factors influenced his choice in catheter.

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Topics: Bladder management, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury

What a paralympian packs on the road

Posted by Mike Kerr, May 3 2018

Michael Kerr, of the Great Britain Rio Olympics rugby wheelchair team, talks about how an all-in-one catheter kit fits in with the life of a travelling athlete.

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Topics: Sport, wheelchair, Travel, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Paralympics

Michael Kerr: Adapting to my spinal cord injury - Part 2

Posted by Mike Kerr, June 15 2017

Whilst I was going through rehab, the physio told me about wheelchair rugby, which I thought was a wind up at the start. As I was interested in sport, this was something that really appealed to me. I went along to my first ever wheelchair rugby training session with a team called the Scottish Wildcats. Playing wheelchair rugby helped me regain my independence and allowed me to build up my strength and fitness in an enjoyable way, making everyday tasks easier. It also has a great social side and I have met people who will be my friends forever.

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Topics: Sport, wheelchair, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Spinal Cord Injury, Recovery, Catheterisation, Lifestyle

Michael Kerr: Adapting to my spinal cord injury - Part 1

Posted by Mike Kerr, June 5 2017

Kavos, August 13th 2000, a place and date I will never forget. It was the summer of 2000, I had just finished studying health and fitness at college and had signed up to join the army. I was due to start my basic training in September so I thought I would treat myself to a holiday before the hard work started. My mates and I booked to go to Kavos in Corfu. It was a typical lad's holiday but on the 13th August, only 4 days into the holiday, my life changed forever.

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Topics: Sport, wheelchair, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Spinal Cord Injury, Recovery, Catheterisation, Lifestyle