Team selected for the IWRF 2017 European Championships

Following a highly competitive selection camp which included games against Denmark, the following squad has been selected to compete in the IWRF 2017 European Championships (25 June to 2 July) in Koblenz Germany - the full announcement with the squad selected can be downloaded here. Find out more about the players here....
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GBWR Launches Variant Tournament

GBWR are excited to announce the first ever official tournament series for the new wheelchair rugby 'variant' game. The event marks the culmination of a huge amount of work and we are keen to launch this new version in an invitational pilot event. The first tournament will be held at the UWE in Bristol on 15th April 2017, featuring players and teams from across Wales and the South of England. A second tournament will be held two weeks later at Stoke Mandeville on the 29th April featuring teams from the South East and the Midlands. Luke White, GBWR Projects Officer, said '"It is fantastic to finally see the game being played and encouraging more disabled people to play the sport of w...
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Developing a Wheelchair Rugby Coaching Qualification

In 2014 I asked to be part of a technical coaching panel to discuss the possibility of developing a wheelchair rugby coaching qualification and producing a technical coaching manual. Over the two year period this has proved to be a much more challenging task than anyone could have ever anticipated! Last weekend we delivered the course at the University of Gloucester to 10 enthusiastic students and presented them with a spectacular glossy coaching manual covering all the aspects and qualities needed to be a Level 2 Wheelchair Rugby Coach with the most up-to-date technical resources and advice: “Yes we got there in the end”. The participants who attended the course came from a wide r...
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BPA Elections

Members will be aware that Tim Reddish has stood down as Chairman of the BPA and as such a new chair and three new Directors will be elected at a meeting of the NPC on 28 February. I am attaching the candidates for both the Chair and Director positions and if anyone has any view on any of these then please email me at david.pond@gbwr.org.uk or give me a call on 07971 495 990. David Pond Summary of Nominations Ed Bracher ...
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HRH Princess Anne and The Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club

Nick and Sue Coombs, Chairman and Club Secretary of The Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club were invited to the Official Opening of Holton Lee Livability Spinal Unit by HRH Princess Anne and to meet her personally beforehand. They discussed wheelchair rugby and HRH Princess Anne was reminded about her daughter Zara and Mike Tindall getting involved in the Invictus Games “Friendly...
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