Plenty of Super Series Action This Month

October sees the start of the Super Series Division One and Division Two seasons with plenty of rugby to look forward to between now and the end of the year. Last month, Division Three started their 2018/19 season in Stoke Mandeville, the home of the Paralympic Games. The Stoke Mandeville Stadium will play host again for the Division Two tournament on 13th/14thOctober. Last season’s Division Two Champions Burn will face competition from many familiar faces in Westcountry Hawks, Gloucester Titans, Caledonian Crushers, Ospreys and RGC. Ulster Barbar...
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GBWR to Launch #ThisGirlCan Event in Essex!

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) has launched its #ThisGirlCan campaign to encourage more women wheelchair users into the sport. The day will take place on 28th October 2018 at The Brentwood Centre, Essex CM15 9NN and will be open to all. Throughout the day there will be time for socialising, wheelchair rugby taster sessions, and a choice to join in the competitive matches later in the day. There will also be a chance to meet Paralympian Kylie Grimes. ...
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Spotlight on Peter Dunning, Invictus UK Wheelchair Rugby

Peter is one of the eight athletes selected to represent the UK at wheelchair rugby at this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. After working in the hospitality trade for 4 years he became very bored with the job and wanted something to challenge him physically and mentally. He says, ‘sub-consciously I felt like I heard more and more about the Royal Marines and so I thought “why not?” and next thing I know I’m signing on the dotted line and on the train down to Lympstone to start my 32 weeks of basic training. I finished training and was sent out to Afghanistan fo...
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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 Mandeville Maulers, Leicester Tigers, Team Solent Sharks and Ospreys. In the Championship Norfolk Knights, Woodbridge Warriors...
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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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