GB win gold at the World Games

This Sunday 17 July 2022 GB have achieved another historic gold-medal win. This time it has been at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, competing in the low-point wheelchair rugby event. Low-point rugby is another format of wheelchair rugby where only players with a classification of 1.5 and below can compete. GB swept the pool stages comfortably winning all five games in the lead up to the gold-medal match vs the second-place Japan side. Confidence was high goin...
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Canada Cup 2022: CEO review

Dear all, I hope you enjoyed the Jubilee bank holiday weekend and managed to catch some of the Canada Cup action. If you missed any of the games, you can watch them all back here. I thought it important to put the results, and importantly our approach, to Canada Cup this year into context for you all as it relates to our overall performance plan post-Tokyo. Long-term str...
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CEO May update

Dear all, I hope you are all keeping well now the sun has started to shine. Help our former CEO in his efforts to support Ukraine refugees As some of you may have seen our former CEO David Pond was recently out in Poland supporting the relief effort at the border. He and his team were successful in raising £45,000 to purchase ambulances, medicine, and medical equipment. He has now started a crowdfunding page t...
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Silver medal at the 2022 European Championship in Paris

Against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine it seems strange to be writing purely about sport, but last week GB were in attendance at the World Wheelchair Rugby European Championship in Paris. A silver medal by any account would generally be seen as a successful outcome from a tournament, however, as the current Paralympic champions and having won three European Championships, GB were the favourites to come home with the gold. But as we know, sport isn’t always as straight forward a...
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CEO end-of-year update

The hype of the Paralympics has died down somewhat, but our athletes’ diaries are still being filled with media and appearance requests. Awards season is here and has provided additional opportunities to bring wheelchair rugby back into the spotlight which will hopefully continue to drive up membership. As we close out 2021 our minds shift to the upcoming year as we move towards a new look GBWR brand., review our vision and mission to align it with our increased ambition that came with winning...
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Getting Settled In

Dear members In keeping with tradition, I thought now would be an appropriate time to write my first blog post. It has been one week since I took over as your new CEO; and what a week it has been. I was extremely excited to begin this role knowing how much potential the sport has. However, the historic gold-medal victory achieved by the GB wheelchair rugby team has raised that excitement to a new level! Media coverage of the win has been immense while the players have been inundated with medi...
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