Celebration of the Life of Jean Stone MBE

Many of you will have known Jean Stone MBE who sadly died in January. Jean was a ‘giant’ in Paralympic sport in the UK and around the world and her contribution to wheelchair sport and to Wheelpower was huge. On 12 April there will be a celebration of Jean’s life at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and if you would like to attend please register to attend the event by clicking on the link below and completing the ticket application: htt...
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The View from the Table: Official Aspirations

Dale Thompson writes: After attending last year’s King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations event I was honoured when I was asked to attend the tournament again this year. The tournament has grown in prestige after last year’s results and is in my opinion a new highlight in the international wheelchair rugby calendar. I was delighted to be named as a table official alongside Jaz, my wife, with whom I shared the experience for the second time. The tournament wa...
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GBWR Welcomes New Officials

Simon Starr writes: Ever wondered what those people sitting on chairs by the side of the court are doing, or questioned why that small clock keeps showing 40 and counting down? Well, six people who wondered exactly that found out the answers by attending GBWR’s Introduction to Officiating course that ran alongside the King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations 2019 tournament in Leicester at the beginning of March. They learnt about the four different table off...
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Women and Girls’ Exhibition Match Puts Women’s Only Wheelchair Rugby On the Map

The inaugural women and girls’ exhibition match played prior to the final pool fixture between Japan and Canada raised the visibility of our female wheelchair rugby athletes. Hannah Thompson reports: Although wheelchair rugby is a mixed sport just two athletes from the four representative international sides competing in the King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations 2019 were women - Kylie Grimes for Great Britain and Kae Kurahashi for Japan. Jus...
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ISPS Handa Announces Partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby

ISPS Handa announces partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby as part of its continuing global support of disability sport GB team aim for success at the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan this autumn ISPS Handa is further demonstrating its commitment to disability sport with the announcement of a two-year partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR). As the Official Principal Partner of GBWR, ISPS Handa will supp...
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Mayor of Kitakyushu to Sign Commitment to GB Wheelchair Rugby

LEICESTER TO WELCOME JAPANESE DIGNITARIES TO SIGN NEW COMMITMENT TO GREAT BRITAIN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY AHEAD OF THE 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES Leicester is to play host to a special delegation from Japan as the Mayor of Kitakyushu and other dignitaries come to the city to attend the launch of the King Power Quad Nations Wheelchair Rugby tournament and to confirm the city’s ongoing support of the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Squad ahead of ...
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