Morrison: “What an awesome end to the season”

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Former Great Britain international Ross Morrison was over the moon after he helped London Storm retain their title at the BT National Championships in Leicester earlier this month. Having represented GB at three Paralympic Games in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, Morrison was ever present for Storm across the weekend at the Leicester Arena, home of British Basketball League side Leicester Riders. The London based side won the BT Super Series Division One back in April, the third time they have won the league in the last four seasons. Storm ...
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Michael Spence MBE

It’s a while ago now that I had the pleasure in reporting that Mike Spence had been awarded the MBE by HM the Queen for services to education as a school governor and in recognition of his work with wheelchair rugby. Mike and his family were at Buckingham Palace on Friday where Mike received his award from the Duke of Cambridge. Congratulations again Mike – just recognition for all you have achieved so far and for your continuing voluntary service. David Pond...
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LMAX Exchange takes the lead in supporting GBWR

LMAX Exchange, the leading FCA regulated MTF for global FX trading and one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms, has today announced a ground-breaking partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR). The partnership will assist with the funding of GBWR as the team prepares for the 2017 European Championships in Germany and the 2018 World Championships in Australia. LMAX Exchange is the first company to offer support to GBWR following the news that UK Sport will not fund the sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Wheelchair rugby captured the hearts of the nation at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the recent news that UK Sport is ceasing all funding has shocked the public, creatin...
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InstructAbility

InstructAbility is a multi award winning bespoke programme designed to engage disabled people in the fitness industry as gym instructors and gym users. The scheme provides disabled people with free, accessible fitness industry training and qualifications followed by a voluntary industry work placement where instructors work to encourage more disabled people in the local community to participate in fitness activities. InstructAbility is funded by Sport England and offers disabled people free gym instructor training and an industry work placement. The aim of the scheme, created by Aspire, the spinal injury charity a...
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London Storm Retain BT Super Series League Title

Well done to Storm who top the Division 1 BT Super League for 2016/17, retaining the title they won last year, with Crash runners up also for a successive year. Gaelic Warriors have had a strong season and move from 7th position last year to take third place; they may well have done even better but for losing three players to illness for the final weekend. With Canterbury topping Division 2 we just have the final Division 3 tournament on 22 April before ending the season with the BT National Championships on 13-14 May. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the JustGiving campaign in support of the GB team. The total donated has grown by £8k since my last blog and now stands at £22k p...
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Get Qualified to Coach Wheelchair Rugby

Are you interested in gaining a qualification in wheelchair rugby? Places are now open for the 4-day 1st4Sport Level 2 qualification, being held in June & July this year! You can download the course description to find out more, or contact Paul Arnold at paul.arnold@gbwr.org.uk To apply, please complete and submit the application form to Daniel Hook at danielhook@rfu.com...
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