Bhuta: “We are firing on all cylinders”

Great Britain have made it into the semi finals of the 2017 European Championships with their third win this week. Paul Shaw’s men remained unbeaten in Group B, claiming top spot with a well-deserved 60-47 victory over Denmark. They had to wait to find out their next opponents, who were later confirmed as France who had to beat Germany to be sure of a spot in the final four. It has been a good week for Paul Shaw’s side so far as they recorded wins against Poland (57-32) and Ireland (65-27) before ending Denmark’s winning streak earlier today. ...
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GBWR believes every sport matters

  GBWR believes every sport matters and call for a new approach to Investment into Olympic and Paralympic sport GBWR has joined 10 other sports to call for a new approach to the investment into Olympic and Paralympic sport. As has been widely reported, UK Sport stripped wheelchair rugby of its entire investment for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games even though it acknowledged that GB had medal potential, but arguing that there was ‘not enough money to go around’. The non-funded sports have now come together and believe that while the existing approach...
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GB face tough test against Denmark

Photo: Karel Malec
Great Britain have started their European Championships defence in scintillating form with wins over Poland (57-32) and Ireland (65-27) on the opening two days of the tournament. Coach Paul Shaw has been able to give all of his squad minutes on the court in both games as the side prepare for their final Group B match of the campaign against Denmark, who are ranked third in Europe. Denmark have also been in good form this week, beating Ireland 57-42 on the opening day before seeing off a spirited Poland team 52-38. Whoever wins in the match between GB ...
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Robinson: “We are strong favourites”

GBWR newcomer Stuart Robinson has told the official website that he is excited to be making his debut for the national team when the squad come together for the 2017 European Championships in Koblenz, Germany next week. The Ospreys player, who is one of three players selected in Paul Shaw’s squad for the first time, has been working hard to reach the national team after winning gold for the GB Invictus Games side in 2014. Robinson (pictured) said: “It was always a goal of mine [to play for the national team] as soon as I started to play wheelchair...
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Coach targets another gold medal

With one week to go until Great Britain’s opening European Championships Group B game with Poland, Head Coach Paul Shaw is optimistic that his side can go to Koblenz and defend their spot as Europe’s top ranked side. “It is our number one priority to go there and win. We have brought in new players so we haven’t quite got the experience right the way through the squad like we had last time but we have a very exciting team. It is going to be tough but we have a very good chance of winning.” Said Shaw. GB play Poland in their opening game on ...
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Faye West: “Just give it a go!”

This week (June 19-24) is Women’s Sports Week, a chance to celebrate and raise awareness of women’s sport across the UK. 2017 is a fantastic year for women’s sport on an elite level. Not only are the UK & Ireland hosting the Women’s Cricket and Rugby World Cups, there is also Women’s European Football and Hockey championships, highlighting a jam-packed year of female sport. To mark the occasion, GBWR caught up with one of our growing number of female players, Faye West, about her experiences playing sport and playing wheelchair rugby, a ...
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