Super Series Division Two Preview

The 2017/18 Super Series draws to a close this weekend as Division Two heads to Leigh Sports Village on July 21st/22nd. With promotion to Division One up for grabs there is still plenty to play for when the teams head to Greater Manchester this weekend. League leaders West Coast Burn will entertain Westcountry Hawks and Caledonian Crushers in Pool A whilst Ospreys, Yorkshire Lions and Liverpool-RGC complete the line up in Pool B. Games will be between 9am-19:30pm on Saturday and 8:30am-16:00pm on Sunday. The event is free for spectators and we...
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Annual General Meeting 2018

Get the 19 September into your diaries and come to the AGM this year. Having consulted members on the best location for the AGM over two thirds went for the Midlands over London. So it will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester on 19 September starting at 5pm. More details will follow outlining the process for resolutions and for proxy votes but it will be great to see as many of you there as possible. Attached is my annual review for 2017/18 so you can catch up ahe...
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Respondents needed for sponsorship survey

GBWR are looking for participants for a survey regarding sponsorship awareness in wheelchair rugby. Our Media & Communications Officer, Nathaniel Holland, is close to the completion of his studies at Coventry University where he will graduate from his MA Sports Marketing degree following the completion of his final research-based dissertation. Respondents can be anybody involved with wheelchair rugby, from players, coaches, volunteers and spectators and the survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. The study should help GBWR with future sponsorship strategy...
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WR5s Summer League Review

Dorset Destroyers and Leicester Tigers both enjoyed four wins each in their respective conferences in the second weekend of the brand-new Wheelchair Rugby 5s Summer League. With 20 games crammed into just one day at Stoke Mandeville Stadium it was non-stop as all ten sides battled it out in the midway point of the season. Heading into the day, Dorset and Stoke Mandeville Maulers topped the red and blue conferences, picking up maximum points in the process. However, Maulers could only manage just one win on this occasion as they dropped to third place behind Tigers and...
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2018 Lord’s Taverners Junior Wheelchair Rugby Championship round-up

Ospreys were crowned 2018 Lord’s Taverners Junior Wheelchair Rugby champions after an impressive display in Stoke Mandeville at the weekend. The annual tournament was first won by Saracens back in 2015 and Exeter Hawks won the 2016 and 2017 editions, but it was the youngsters from South Wales who picked up their first national title after winning all five of their games. Five teams entered the 2018 spectacle with Team Solent Sharks, Bristol Bears and Saracens completing the line up alongside Hawks and Ospreys. All teams played each other once before the top four com...
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GB Wheelchair Rugby Appoint National Development Directors

GB Wheelchair Rugby is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Bunnage and Paul Arnold as GBWR’s National Development Directors. Julie and Paul will share the role formerly held by Kirsty Clarke who left in March to become Stonewall’s Director of Sport. Julie has acted as interim NDD since Kirsty’s departure, whilst Paul has been the Regional Development Officer for the South East and London since 2013. Since its creation in 2010, the NDD role has expanded considerably to meet the increased scope and scale of delivery undertaken by the NGB. Bringing together t...
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