Medal haul for Sheffield-based wheelchair dancing club

Club members on their return to Sheffield
Club members on their return to Sheffield

A WHEELCHAIR dancing club from Sheffield has returned from the World Championships with a huge medal haul.

The team of 14 from Wheels in Motion represented Great Britain at the competition in Holland over Easter,

Wheelchair Sport Dancing is played under Paralympic rules and features adapted styles of everything from the waltz to the Charleston.

In total, the team won 14 medals, and topped the medal board for both days they competed. Preparation began for the competition seven months ago and the team had to raise thousands of pounds to cover travel costs.

Coach June Higgins held an emotional celebration for the team on their return to their practice venue at High Green Miner's Welfare on Saturday.

She said: "We were not expecting any of the results so to come back with so many medals was wonderful.

"We are still a little bit in shock."

To find out more about the club visit www.wheelsinmotionsheffield.co.uk