In today’s Sports For Champions podcast, we sat down with Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup winner Martin Norris and special guest podcaster Mason Baker.
Whilst winning the World Cup was categorically the defining moment of his career, he charismatically talked to us about his long history as part of the first ever British Wheelchair Rugby League team, and how his early input shaped the future tactics and ruleset.
Martin openly describes his aspirations to stay involved with the sport as he draws closer to retirement. He discusses his new position as a role model for the future stars, and the upward trend in growth resulting from modern media channel exposure. Martin elaborates upon his involvement in the first ever Sky Sports broadcasted Wheelchair Rugby League match.
More recently, Martin had the honour of being presented his England Heritage Cap, a moment of great sentimental value to him.
To close the show, Mason took his opportunity to pick Martin’s brain about his own start in the sport, and the qualities and attributes necessary to succeed.