GBWR Joins the #RainbowLaces 2018 Campaign!

GBWR is joining the #RainbowLaces 2018 campaign, and we’d like our Clubs, Members and supporters to take part, too – join GBWR, Stonewall and Rainbow Laces to help make wheelchair rugby ‘Everyone's Game!' The goal of the Rainbow Laces campaign is not about an athlete coming out but giving all those in sport – in whatever capacity and at whatever level – the courage to come out as allies or role models. Dates for the diary Week commencing 12th November: Stonewall's National Call to action - 'It's Down to You to b...
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GB Wheelchair Rugby Remembers Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

We at GB Wheelchair Rugby join the family, friends and the Leicester community in mourning the loss of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Vichai’s generosity and commitment to the Leicester community is well known but he also supported GBWR enabling us to stage the King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations and bring Australia, the USA and Japan to play in Leicester earlier this year. On Thursday this week we were due at the Leicester City ground to announce that King Power was to sponsor the event again in 2019, following Vichai’s offer to continue his support. Like everyone else...
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Tigers Top of the League!

Leicester Tigers started their title defence with a solid performance at the opening weekend of the 2018/19 Super Series: Division One, in Stoke-on-Trent. After winning their first major title last season, Darren Matthews’ side headed to Fenton Manor Sports Complex and recorded five straight wins, including an impressive final 48-43 victory over Crusaders. GB and Tigers star Nick Cummins was pleased with the direction his side were heading: “We fought hard and used a lot of different players. “We want to keep the momentum from last season, we have added new p...
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E.J. Churchill & George Digweed MBE hosting clay pigeon shoot to raise funds for GBWR

On 10th April 2019, E.J. Churchill and champion clay pigeon shooter George Digweed MBE are hosting a shoot to raise funds for GBWR! George has won 26 world titles (13 Sporting, 11 Fitasc and 2 Compak), 19 European titles (15 Fitasc and 4 Compak), 4 European Compak titles, and 12 world cups. George is husband to Kate, who you will remember as the owner of racehorse Rothman whose impressive race winnings were kindly donated to GBWR. The shoot will take place in the stunning surroundings of West Wycombe Park by the kind permission of Sir Edward Dashwood Bt. E.J. Churchill i...
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GBWR Welcomes New Board Members

The Board is delighted to announce that following a competitive recruitment process, former Great Britain athletes Jon Nutman and Andrew Barrow have been co-opted to the Board of Trustees with immediate effect. The appointments will see Jon and Andy serve on a co-opted basis until the 2019 Annual General Meeting, where appointment as an Elected Director will be subject to the approval of voting members. As you will see from their biographies below, Jon and Andy both bring a rich blend of professional skills and wheelchair rugby experience to the board. Jon held key roles in...
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RGC Top Division Two After Opening Weekend

RGC captain Dan Kellett said his team will be pushing for promotion to Division One following an impressive start to the 2018/19 Super Series season, writes Nathaniel Holland. “We didn’t expect to win this weekend if I’m honest, but a win is a win” said the GB Talent player (pictured below). “After winning this weekend, we are going to go into the next tournament looking to do the same again and promotion is the overall aim” he continued. The Wrexham-based side started their season with a narrow defeat to Hawks in the opening ...
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