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Simon Munn

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Inspiring Others Changing Lives

Simon Munn is now retired from international wheelchair basketball which spanned over nearly 3 decades.

Simon has attended events and training days, including “Get on Track” in Hackney through the YMCA. Simon uses his life story and experience by working alongside other World class athletes to support young people to empower them to realise their potential.

Simon Munn is now looking to inspire and motivate others by using his extensive knowledge and experience over the last 26 years. 


"We wanted somebody to inspire the children at the Sussex School Games, and Simon did just that. His story is incredible, and to turn a traumatic life experience into Paralympic medals personifies determination and resilience. I’d urge anybody that wants a special guest that can demonstrate the power of sport to contact Simon- he’s professional, friendly and brilliant speaking to children or adults."
Ed Bartram, Events Officer, Active Sussex 

“Simon is an exceptionally dedicated and passionate athlete. I have worked with Simon for over four years and he has a wealth of experience and knowledge that would work really well in a lecturing/mentoring role. I would recommend Simon as a speaker and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.”
Alex Bliss, MSc, BSc (hons), BASES, ASCC - Senior Sport Scientist – University of Brighton

"On behalf of our President, Sir Michael Parkinson, and all at the Lord’s Taverners we would like to thank you for being such an incredible guest speaker at our Christmas Lunch last Monday. Your openness and phenomenal achievements really made an impact on guests and we raised a staggering £56,000 in the wheelchair sports appeal. I’m sure you will be delighted to hear that the event has made just under £230,000 for the charity which will help in our aim to give disabled and disadvantaged young people a sporting chance. We cannot thank you enough for your support which helped make the day such a success." 
Camilla Minden, Events Executive, Lord Taverners


Simon Munn is a wheelchair basketball athlete and seven-time Paralympian for ParalympicsGB. Simon has won numerous Paralympic, World, and European medals and has a 25-year career as an athlete in a high-performance environment.

Simon was attracted to wheelchair basketball after an accident involving a train, where he lost his left leg, aged 22. He went on to build a successful career in sport and, having retired from the ParalympicsGB team after Rio 2016, is now looking to share his experiences and knowledge with others.

Simon is available to provide talks on a range of topic including: His personal story as an athlete, working in a high-performance team, and overcoming adversity/disability.

Key Topics


Team Work


Working in an elite performance team

Overcoming adversity

Competitive Record

1992 Paralympics games Barcelona Spain - 5th 

1993 European championships Berlin, Germany - silver

1994 World championships Edmonton Canada - silver 

1995 European championships Paris France - gold

1996 Paralympics games Atlanta USA - silver 

1997 European championships Madrid Spain - silver 

1998 World championships Sydney Australia - 5th 

1999 European championships Roermond Netherlands - 4th 

2000 Paralympics games Sydney Australia - 4th 

2001 European championships Amsterdam Netherlands - 4th

2002 World championships Kitakyushu Japan - silver

2003 European championships Sassari Italy - bronze 

2004 Paralympics games Athens Greece - bronze

2005 European championships Paris France - silver

2006 World championships Amsterdam Netherlands - 5th 

2007 European championships Wetzler Germany - silver 

2008 Paralympics games Beijing China - bronze

2009 European championships Adana Turkey - bronze

2010 World championships Birmingham UK - 5th 

2011 European championships Nazareth Israel - gold

2012 Paralympics London UK - 4TH 

2013 European championships Frankfurt Germany - gold

2014 World championships Incheon South Korea - 7th

2015 European championships Worcester UK - gold

2016 Paralympics games Rio Brazil - bronze

Call us today on 0207 9932724 and book Simon Munn to come and speak at your school or college.

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