Introducing- Berkshire Banshees

GBWR would like to welcome the latest team to join our ever-increasing list of clubs across the UK, the Berkshire Banshees.With the help of our Regional Development Officer Paul Arnold, alongside Reading Rugby Club, Get Berkshire Active and Wokingham Borough Council GBWR ran a series of taster sessions in March and September 2017 to see if there was enough interest to establish a club in the area.The club began to run weekly training sessions in November with nine new disabled players. The age range of the players is between 16 and 70 years old with a good mix of ma...
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King Power Announced as Title Sponsor for Leicester’s Inaugural Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations Tournament

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby is delighted to confirm that Leicester City Football Club Owners, Thai Duty-Free giant, King Power, has confirmed they will be the title sponsor of the first ever Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations tournament to be held in Leicester in March.Leicester Arena is to play host to World Champions and Paralympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallist teams from around the globe to compete at the inaugural staging of the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations.Taking place from 9th – 11th March 2018 at the newly built 2400 seat Leicester Arena, the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations is an international tournament that will feature four teams al...
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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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GB Wheelchair Rugby Team Awarded £50,000 by UK Sport Board

GBWR has just received the excellent news that the UK Sport Board has awarded £50,000 to the GB Wheelchair Rugby team, in order to help fund its participation in the IWRF World Championship this summer.On behalf of GBWR and its elite athletes I am most grateful to the UK Sport Board for assisting us in this way and remain confident that we have a team which has the potential to medal at this year's World Championship.David PondChief Executive...
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Future is bright – GB Talent Development Squad Announced

Following a rigorous national selection process, involving club and coach talent identification, a series of selection days were held around the county which had athletes represented from 14 GBWR clubs. As a result GBWR is pleased to announce that the following 12 athletes have been selected for the GB Talent Development SquadLouisa Tempest (Yorkshire Lions)Dan Kellett (RGC)Harry Langley (Canterbury)...
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The Most Exciting Game of the Paralympics is coming to Hertfordshire.

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, London Wheelchair Rugby Club and Herts Sports partnership are working in partnership to bring Wheelchair Rugby to Hertfordshire, with a series of taster sessions which will take place at Birchwood Leisure Centre Longmead, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0AN, over two Saturdays, 10th&17th February 2018An exciting fusion of ice hockey, handball and rugby, the game was originally founded in Canada in 1977. It’s not only based on speed and chair contact, but is also a tactically intelligent game to b...
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