FARNHAM's Kylie Grimes has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics this summer in the wheelchair rugby squad.

Kylie, who is only the second ever female to be selected for GB wheelchair rugby team, plays for Kent Crusaders and made her competitive GB debut in 2011 at the GB cup in Cardiff, taking silver in a fiercely contested match against eventual winners Australia.

Wheelchair rugby, also known as 'murderball' owing to its fiercely competitive nature, is played on a basketball court with each side seeking to score by crossing their goal line while in possession of a regulation volleyball.

Farnham MP and Olympics Minister, Jeremy Hunt congratulated Kylie after her place on Team GB was confirmed.

He said: "Following the success of fellow Farnham Paralympian Rachel Morris, Kylie can be sure that the whole of the town and South West Surrey will be firmly behind her as she represents Great Britain in one of the most anticipated Paralympic sports this summer. Good luck Kylie."

Kylie and the Team GB wheelchair rugby squad will compete in the Canada Cup later this June, before taking place in the Paralympics from September 5-9.