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West Coast Crash

West Coast Crash Players


Ryan Cowling

Club legend, Ryan Cowling has worked himself up through WCWRC ranks to be one of the teams most vital players.

Hailing from Derbyshire, Cowling is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is he a Great Britain athlete, but he’s a double European Champion, Rio 2016 Paralympian and former Talent squad captain too.

When he’s not on the court, Ryan is very much a family man and loves to spend time with his wife Jo and two daughters Eleanor and Amelia.


Myles Pearson

From joining the club at its very first session in October 2008 to representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Myles is a product of WCWRC’s fine development system.

Despite a brief stint at Solent Sharks in 2013, the proud Crash player returned home in 2016 where he forced his way back into the international setup. The decision to return to WCWRC resulted him helping the Great Britain team achieve a European Championship gold medal in 2017.

Away from the court, he loves spending time with friends and family. He is also a passionate Liverpool FC supporter and tries and see the red men as often as his training requirements permit.


Alan Ash

The clubs most decorated player, Alan Ash has been with WCWRC since 2011.

His fine international pedigree has seen him represent Great Britain at five Paralympics and win a hat-trick of European gold medals.

The club legend now coaches both Crash and Burn as well as the Great Britain Talent squad.


Daniel Dawoud

Daniel joined the club back in 2011. He has progressed though the club ranks where he began playing for Burn and moved up in to Crash.

Just 12 months into joining the club, Daniel was selected as part of the GB Talent squad at the end of 2012 and in 2015 he was selected as Vice-Captain of the team. In 2017 Daniel further progressed and earned himself selection onto the GB Elite squad for the European Championships which resulted in them winning gold.

When he isn’t playing rugby Daniel assists with coaching both Crash and Burn.


Ayaz Bhuta

Soon after joining the club in 2010 Ayaz was selected to represent GB at a tournament in Australia, after this tournament there were doubts about Ayaz's size and weight on the international scene. Ayaz carried on training and he helped Crash win their first ever league title in 2012 and made it back into the GB Elite team.

Since returning to the GB team Ayaz has become a triple European Champion and represented GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Away from rugby, Ayaz delivers inspirational speeches at schools and community events.