Ospreys and Saints Champions in WR5s Summer League

The inaugural Wheelchair Rugby 5s Summer League drew to a close at the weekend with both Ospreys and Northampton Saints lifting the trophy in their respective divisions, writes Nathaniel Holland. In the Premiership Ospreys were crowned the first ever Wheelchair Rugby 5s Summer League champions following a narrow 20-19 victory over Leicester Tigers. The side from South Wales finished third in the Blue Conference leading up to the finals tournament and their day started with defeat to Tigers in the pool stages with Leicester rolling out 19-18 w...
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WR5s Summer League Finals Preview

The final weekend of the 2018 inaugural Wheelchair Rugby 5s Summer League rolls into the Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Sunday (September 2nd) with teams battling it out to win the trophy. After two tournaments in May and June, the teams have now been split into a Premiership and Championship meaning that there is plenty to play for. Dorset Destroyers are the only side who are yet to taste defeat this season as they go into the final weekend as favourites for the title. They will be joined by strong opposition in the shape of Westcountry Hawks, Stoke Mandevill...
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Allcroft Elected IWRF President at General Assembly

GB's Richard Allcroft Unanimously Elected as New President of IWRF At the General Assembly of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation current Board member Richard Allcroft was unanimously elected as President to replace John Bishop, who stepped down after eight years leading the IWRF. Allcroft becomes the first President of the IWRF from outside North America, with predecessors Pawel Zbieranowski (Canada), Brad Mikkelsen (USA) and Bishop (USA) previously holding down the role. “I’ve been involved internationally since about 2010 and I’ve r...
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UK Sport Survey: Respond and Have Your Say on the Future of Elite Funding

UK Sport has launched an open public consultation on its future investment principles and how best to inspire the nation through elite success. The high performance funding agency is asking for views on how it best allocates its National Lottery and taxpayer funding post the Tokyo Games with the new funding strategy due to come into effect from April 2021. Members of the public, along with stakeholders in national governing bodies, grassroots sport and athletes, politicians and the media will be invited to take part ahead of decisions to be made later this year. GBWR ha...
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Super Series Division Two Round Up

Yorkshire Lions secured promotion to the Super Series Division One following a tense overtime victory over Westcountry Hawks at the weekend. The 2017/18 Super Series season came to a close at Leigh Sports Village at the weekend as six Division Two sides battled it out for the final league positions. Heading into the tournament West Coast Burn had all but sealed the league title after an impressive opening two rounds of games. But, with the side declining the chance of promotion it was still all to play for with Yorkshire, Hawks, Gloucester and Crushers all tied on ten...
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Richard Allcroft’s IWRF Presidential Candidacy Newsletter

Just ahead of the World Championships in Sydney, Richard Allcroft's July newsletter has now been published and can read in full here. Disability Sports Australia, as the Australian member organisation of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation has endorsed Richard's nomination, and this letter of endorsement can be read ...
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