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Membership

You can register, or login, via our Membership portal.

Joining as a Member of GBWR connects you to the wider wheelchair rugby community, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the game and learn from experienced athletes, including current and former Paralympians across the country.

GBWR Membership is on an annual basis, so you’ll have 12 months of Membership from the date of registration – you’ll receive a reminder shortly before your renewal is due. Your club may also be able to register your Membership on your behalf – contact your club rep for more information.

All GBWR Members are required to adhere to the Membership Rules and relevant Code(s) of Conduct.

Below you’ll find more information on the benefits of Membership, the categories of Membership we offer, and also more information about registering as a Junior.

If you have any questions about Membership, please contact us at info@gbwr.org.uk.

Benefits of Membership

GBWR Membership offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Eligibility to participate in GBWR sanctioned events, and public liability insurance cover for club training sessions and competition
  • Access to Regional Development Officer for club support, and wider National Governing Body support through the club network
  • Preferential access and rates for GBWR operated courses / training
  • Preferential rates on rugby wheelchairs through our partner RMA Sport (available to Full, Junior and Junior Programme Members only)
  • Eligibility to have your say at GBWR’s Annual General Meeting

Membership Categories

If you are a player or coach, you’ll be eligible for the following categories of Membership:

  • Full Membership: adult players and coaches residing within Great Britain [£55]
  • Non-resident Associate: adult players residing outside of Great Britain [£44]
  • Junior: players aged 12-17 years inclusive, for training with adult clubs and participation in the adult league [£28]
  • Junior Programme: players aged 8-17 years inclusive, for training with junior clubs and participation in the junior league only [£6]

If joining as part of the workforce, as a volunteer or official, you’ll be eligible for the following categories of Membership:

  • Associate: adult volunteers and officials [£22]
  • Junior Associate: workforce aged 14-17 years inclusive [£22]

Junior Membership

We offer a range of Membership options for young people, and in line with good safeguarding, we have additional requirements in place to ensure young people are properly looked after in our sport – please see the relevant Membership category below for more detail on these requirements.

Where documents are required in support of the young person’s application, these should be no older than 6 months prior to the date of the application, and will last for 18 months, ensuring that it is valid for the duration of the annual Membership.

All Junior, Junior Programme and Junior Associate Membership applications are subject to review by the Chief Executive (or as appropriately delegated) and are activated on the Membership portal once the required agreements / documents have been provided and GBWR is content that these satisfy our requirements.

Please feel welcome to contact info@gbwr.org.uk if any questions.