Mark Barry

Mark became a member of IWA-Sport from the age of 7 with disability sport and inclusion playing a pivotal role in his life. Mark was a Paralympian from Barcelona ’92 competing in Wheelchair Racing. Mark was an International Wheelchair Basketball Player competing at 3 European Division C Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009. He’s a graduate of Waterford IT studying Business Studies in Recreation and Leisure Management. Mark began work as National Sports Development Officer with IWA-Sport in April 2003 which involved creating opportunities for people with a physical disability to participate in Disability Sport and to create opportunities for them to reach their full potential. He moved to a new role within the organisation working as IWA/National Rehabilitation Hospital Liaison Officer from spring 2019. He was heavily involved in the 8th Annual NRH Sports Championships which spanned an entire week in early November 2021, for the first time ever including units from Spinal Cord Injury, Limb Absence and Acquired Brain Injury.