England Rugby Union star becomes Ambassador for the CLEAR Trust
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Oxford Brookes is delighted to announce that international rugby player Mike Brown (Harlequins and England) has agreed to act as special Ambassador for the CLEAR Trust during the 2015/16 season and beyond.
Mike is currently playing for England in
the Rugby World Cup.
In the opening game he displayed the
outstanding, man-of–the-match winning form that compelled the public to vote
him RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship in 2014.
The CLEAR Trust raises funding for
research education and care to support the work of Oxford Brookes’ clinical
exercise and rehabilitation (CLEAR) Unit and to enable children and adults with
brain/spinal injuries, learning difficulties and long-term neurological
disabilities to participate in sports and exercise activities from which they
are generally excluded.
Mike developed an interest in brain and
spinal injury after suffering concussion during the 6 Nations tournament
earlier this year. He has since made a complete recovery.
However Mike has a deeper personal
interest in the work of CLEAR because his father is occasionally wheelchair
dependent due to multiple sclerosis. After the World Cup, Mike hopes
to meet some of the children the CLEAR Trust work with and visit the CLEAR Unit
at Oxford Brookes University.
In the meantime, the University wish him and
the England team every success in the Rugby World Cup.
information on the CLEAR Unit is available on the Oxford Brookes website.