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 the very first time. And what an experience it has been! As a child from a w...
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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! It is great to see such an experienced Paralympian doing the business as a coach ...
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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 last year. A combined Crash and Burn team has just returned from winning the Eg...
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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 Allcroft for managing this. The quality of the play itself could not have been hi...
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Fabulous Support from Leicester

Leicester has always been a big sporting city, boasting top rugby with Tigers, and Premier League football with Foxes, both teams currently in 8th position in their respective leagues. Who can forget the Foxes famously winning the Premier League in 2016? Or the rich history that Tigers can boast with so many greats that have worn the Tigers shirt from Clive Woodward and Martin Johnson through to the Youngs brothers today. And that is not forgetting basketball with the Riders currently topping the BBL – a big thanks to them as we will be hosting the Quad Nati...
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CEO Blog: Lots to get excited about in 2018

A very happy new year everyone, I hope you all had a great Christmas and that 2018 has started well. We have such an exciting year ahead of us and I am incredibly optimistic that this is going to be a year to really remember! Yesterday I spent the day with GB’s Head Coach Paul Shaw and Team Manager Lee Stutely and we finalised all of our planning for the GB team this year. The success of our fundraising in 2017 means that we are able to invest a little more in support for the team as we seek to take on the best this year starting with the Quad Nations in Leicester in Marc...
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