LimbPower: Children’s activity and sports prostheses

The Department of Health is making available a total of £750,000 to fund prostheses in England for children who have suffered limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency, to enable them to engage in physical activity and sports. This funding is available until March 2018, and it is hoped that should the scheme identify a demand, finding can be identified for future years. NHS Limb centres in England may request funds from the Department of Health for individual prostheses they wish to prescribe to children for any activity – this is not just about sports, but can include recreation, playing with friends etc. If you require any further information, please contact Carly Bauert, Chil...
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Exeter Hawks Win BT Wheelchair Rugby Youth Tournament

Exeter Hawks were crowned BT Youth Tournament champions after beating Saracens 15-12 in a closely fought final. Hawks were unbeaten in all of their matches across a packed day of wheelchair rugby action, beating the likes of Solent Sharks (16-5), Leicester Tigers (20-7) and Ospreys (17-7) en route to the final showdown with Saracens in a repeat of last year’s final. Hawks' star player Tilly, 14, spoke before the final, highlighting what the key factor was in Exeter...
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Justin Frishberg to stand down as Assistant Coach

Justin Frishberg has announced that he is standing down as assistant coach to GB Wheelchair Rugby with immediate effect. Justin has held the position since 2013, and together with Head Coach Paul Shaw is credited with building the new and exciting squad that won the European Championships in 2015 and did well in Rio.  Justin’s technical and tactical astuteness has been evident throughout the period and those new to the squad have benefitted significantly from his experience and wisdom. Head Coach Paul Shaw said, ‘Justin has been a fantastic partner over the last few years and I have enjoyed working with him. His knowledge of the game is second to none and the squad and staff have lea...
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GB Wheelchair Rugby Paralympian Alan Ash Announces Retirement

Great Britain’s longest serving wheelchair rugby Paralympian Alan Ash has announced his retirement from international wheelchair rugby. The 43 year old started his international career in 1995 playing in the first ever World Wheelchair Rugby Championships in Switzerland. He went on to compete at five Paralympic Games – Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and most recently Rio. Alan began life as a Royal Marine when at age 17 he was involved in a car...
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GBWR celebrates Women’s Sport Week with women and girls’ day in Essex

On Sunday 9th October, GBWR hosted a women and girls’ day as part of the Women’s Sport Week celebrations. Ten disabled women and a group of 10 young adults with learning impairments joined us for the day, with 2 sessions running in parallel. We were delighted to be supported by Amy Marren, Paralympic Bronze medallist 200m Individual Medley, who trained at the Hornchurch Sports Centre in her preparations for Rio, and Emily Sc...
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Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness workshop

The Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness Workshop will provide knowledge and understanding of what Cerebral Palsy is, the opportunities within disability sport and give guidance and advice to those who lead sport and physical activity. This course will cover: What is cerebral palsy? What are the issues and barriers for people with cerebral palsy when accessing sport? Benefits of sport to people with cerebral palsy Different ways of supporting people with cerebral palsy How to promote sport to people with cerebral palsy Different pathways and opportunities available with CP Sport ...
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