Chief Exec’s World Championship Diary: Raring to Go

Good morning from the spring sunshine of Sydney! My plan is to try and keep you up to date with things down under by way of a daily blog starting today. I arrived on Thursday evening by which time the squad had been here for over a week. I was keen to get them out here early to give them time to get over the journey and to settle into camp. I’m pleased we achieved this as having met up with everyone yesterday it was great to see how relaxed they all are and how they are enjoying each other’s...
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Memorable Summer

Molly Smith finishing her 365th day of running for GBWR Welcome to the new look website. We’ve refreshed the site to make it cleaner, clearer and easier to find and access information. As you use it please email Daniel any suggestions you have for further improvements as the refresh is incremental and we are still in the process of working with the design team to update information and confirm the sections. The homepage look is pretty much complete a...
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The Japanese Experience

Photo credit: Megumi Masuda In my first career (wheelchair rugby has unwittingly become my second!), I was privileged to travel the world and experience the wonders of other countries and their peoples. Despite having visited many places around the globe I never visited Japan and my only experience of its people was working alongside the Japanese Defence Force during a maritime exercise in the Pacific, so it was a real joy to be in Japan last week for...
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First Silverware for Yorkshire Lions

So the names of West Coast Crash and Yorkshire Lions are added to the trophies after this season’s Roma Sport National Championships. Sweet victories for both teams as Lions collect their first silverware since joining the Super Series and Crash go one better than their Super Series runner-up position. In last week’s blog I said it was the most open tournament I can remember and that certainly came true. I saw coach Alan Ash at Lilleshall earlier this week and he was rightly a proud coach! I...
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All to Play for in the Roma National Championships

As teams look ahead to next weekend and the Roma National Championships we can look forward to a more open competition than we have seen for a few years. Leicester Tigers will be hoping to secure their first cup win having just topped Division 1 of the Super Series and will want to bring to an end the enviable record of Storm who have been in the Cup final for the last 4 years and won in both 2016 and 2017. Crash are also looking strong and will want to go one better than their runner-up placing...
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Pride in Being Part of the Wheelchair Rugby Community

What a joy it’s been to have the wheelchair rugby community together for a week in Leicester! The King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations tournament has been such a huge success on so many levels that everyone involved should feel immensely proud. The professional manner in which the event was staged is a huge credit to Martyn Salt and his team of ‘Smashers’ and presenters led by Ian Mollard. The technical delivery of the event was first class - thank you to the officials and to Richard A...
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