Name: Lee Fawcett
Home town: Middlesbrough
DOB: 8th June 1976
Hobbies: basketball, football, music, movies, computers
Music: R&B, pop music
Movies: Scarface, The Godfather, A few good men, Goodfellas
My motto: "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succed is strong enough"
Hi. My name is Lee Fawcett, and I'm from Middlesbrough.
Lee is a former Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball player and Great Britain Wheelchair Fencer. He is currently the Head coach and player for Newcastle Eagles Wheelchair Basketball Team. Lee also is a volunteer and takes up the role as Child Welfare Officer for Cleveland Juniors FC in Middlesbrough. Lee is an Athlete Mentor and he visits schools and businesses helping to motivate and inspire people to achieve.
Lee was born in Middlesbrough on 8th June 1976. Lee was born with scoliosis and when he was 15 years old it was decided he would need an operation to prevent this getting any worse. Unfortunately during the operation Lee's spine swelled and cut of the blood supply to his legs leaving him paralysed for life.
Since then Lee has had an unbelievable journey! When Lee was 18 years old he coached a junior football team which was very successful. They were called TCA Juniors and they were cup winners 3 times and twice League Runners up in the 5 years they were together.
Lee started playing Wheelchair Basketball in 1996 and since then he has gone on to represent Great Britain at the highest level. Lee was selected as part of the squad that went to the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, were the team unfortunately finished 4th. After not being selected for the Athens 2004 Games Lee decided to try his hand in Wheelchair Fencing. Lee was quickly selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Madrid where Lee and the team won bronze in team sabre.
In 2008 Lee was the only British Wheelchair fencer to qualify for the Beijing Paralympic games. He finished 10th in Individual Sabre, but the achievement was qualifying for such a great sporting event.
After Beijing Lee returned to the basketball squad were he was selected in the 2009 Paralympic world cup squad and they won bronze medal, and then also in the European Squad where the championships were held in Turkey and the team won a bronze medal.
Lee is now retired from playing International Basketball but remains involved with the squad as one of the coaching staff, he also works as an Athlete Mentor Inspiring Young People. Lee is a role model to many people including the kids and adults he works with in his wheelchair basketball coaching and the young people he has visited in schools. Lee's biggest fans are his wife Linda and his 4 children Liam, Jamie, Millie and Matilda.