The Big Interview: Aaron Phipps

Firstly, congratulations on selection for the 2019 European Championships. Ahead of the competition, how is the squad shaping up? Thank you. Everyone is looking great, and full of confidence after winning the Four Nations tournament. Previously we had never won an international competition and came heartbreakingly close on so many occasions. So, to win in America, beating the home team along the way, shows just how far we have come. The bar has now been set, so it’s up to u...
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#WhoSays: Calling Time on Negative Perceptions

A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks. For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn’t possible, including in sport. Leading national charity, Activity Alliance, wants to move the conversations on, open people’s minds and shift out-dated views on disability. Who says? gives positive evidence that replaces these negative ideas. ...
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Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference

On Wednesday 3rd of July, Year 5 pupils from various schools in Leicestershire will take part in a day of sports and Japanese culture to celebrate the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of the Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference, the children will enjoy Japanese radio exercises, taiko drumming, Japanese lessons, origami, haiku, dancing and more! The children will also get a chance to meet a real-life Paralympian: Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby team mem...
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Ospreys are Under 18s Junior Champions

On Saturday 29th June, Stoke Mandeville Stadium was host to the Lord's Taverners Junior Wheelchair Rugby National Championships, which was competed across 2 competitions - for Under 14s and Under 18s. The results can be found here. Hannah Thompson writes:  Mavericks, Ospreys and Bristol Cubs took to the stage at Stoke Mandeville on Saturday to be crowned Lord’s Taverners U18s champions. The Maveric...
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Northampton Saints and Scarlets Meet in Under 14s Junior Final

On Saturday 29th June, Stoke Mandeville Stadium was host to the Lord's Taverners Junior Wheelchair Rugby National Championships, which was competed across 2 competitions - for Under 14s and Under 18s. The results can be found here. Hannah Thompson writes:  Saturday’s clash saw four U14 teams fight it out to be titled Lord’s Taverners Junior Wheelchair Rugby Under 14 Champions. The day started ...
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Lauren Templeton Appointed as National Development Director

Welcome to Lauren Templeton, our new National Development Director I am delighted to introduce everyone to Lauren Templeton who joins as our new National Development Director. Lauren came through a pretty tough recruitment process which saw over 70 applicants for the position. She stood out at interview and we feel fortunate to have attracted her to this exciting position. Lauren is a highly experienced sports development professional with over 15 years’ experience in lo...
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