A Roadmap to Play

For most of us the last couple of months have been about keeping safe and managing through lockdown as best we can but as a team we are now very much focused on how we come out of the crisis and get playing again. There are plenty of unknowns at the moment but it’s important that we don’t stay in a reactive mode hoping that someone will give us all of the answers because these do not exist and we are going to have to grasp the initiative and try to understand the art of the possible. Last we...
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COVID-19 Insights for Sport & Activity

If government and the scientists are right then we have yet to hit the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and so it may seem premature to start talking about lessons learnt from nature’s global assault on our lives. The virus and its impact will surely be the subject of study across many disciplines for years to come, but for sport and the government’s agenda to get the nation active there may already be some interesting insights. We Need to Feel Connected For most of us, b...
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Launch of GBWR National Awards

I am delighted to announce the launch of the GBWR National Awards for long-standing exceptional achievement to wheelchair rugby.  The policy, nomination and selection process for the awards has been carefully worked through and consulted on over the last 2 years. I would especially like to thank all of those who have been involved in getting this work over the line, particularly  Bob O’Shea for the huge contribution he has made.  I think all of us agree that these awards should represent th...
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Postponement of Wheelchair Rugby Tournaments & Camps

The Government has now escalated planning and preparation in case of a more widespread outbreak of COVID-19, coronavirus, as a result of an increase in the number of cases diagnosed in the UK and of what its modelling of the spread of the virus suggests. For this reason the government has increased the risk level from low to moderate. It is a fact that the virus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems and those with long term conditions, particularly those who have,...
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Coronavirus and Wheelchair Rugby Events

The IWRF has announced that following policy advice from the Prime Minister of Japan, the 2020 Japan Wheelchair Rugby Championships has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Scheduled alongside this was the Paralympic testing event which is now postponed until April and will take a different form to avoid athletes travelling. At its meeting last week the GB Board of Trustees took the decision that GB should not travel to Jap...
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GB Wheelchair Rugby Announce Squad for King Power Quad Nations

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby has selected a 13-player squad to compete in the King Power Quad Nations at the Morningside Arena, Leicester. Taking place between February 21-23, the squad will compete in a round robin format over the three days against the current world ranked number 1 and 2, Australia and USA. It will undoubtedly be an exciting competition and act as an important performance opportunity ahead of this summer’s Paralympic Games. Head Coach Paul Shaw sa...
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