Rainbow Laces: Make Sport Everyone’s Game

Whether we're cheering or competing, we are all at our best when we feel part of the team. But 4 in 10 LGBT people don’t think sport is welcoming, and that’s why GB Wheelchair Rugby will be supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign this year. Sport has an amazing power to bring people together – our wheelchair rugby clubs give their members community, energy and a sense of belonging. How can you support the campaign? Challenge anti-LGBT language Celebra...
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The City of Kitakyushu Welcomes GB Wheelchair Rugby

See what happened during GB Wheelchair Rugby’s pre-World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019 training camp in the City of Kitakyushu! The team visited Elementary Schools to introduce the sport to young children, held an open training session which many local citizens came to watch, and finally were presented with match vests for the upcoming tournament by Mr Kenji Kitahashi, Mayor of the City of Kitakyushu. All at GB Wheelchair Rugby would like to thank the City of Kitakyushu for the hospita...
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Parasport Fund Launched to Get Disabled People Active

A new £250,000 fund, which will see investment of £100,000 of National Lottery funding a year, has been launched to provide training and equipment aimed at helping disabled people to become more active. The fund will be delivered by Sport England and the British Paralympic Association as part of Parasport, powered by Toyota. Wheelchair rugby clubs in England can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to improve the quality and quantity of equipment available - this will include wheel...
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Remembering Tim Scott

It is with sadness that we have received the news of the death of Tim Scott. Tim was one of the founder members of  Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby Club, having taken part in the club’s  first  taster session in 2013. Tim was a tactically smart player on court, known for his strong pick. His influence extended beyond playing as he was also hugely active in the running of the club and held positions  as player representative and club youth coach. Tim volunteered to share his experience and tim...
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Change Starts With Us: Anti-Bullying Week

GB Wheelchair Rugby is proud to support the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s Anti-Bullying Week as it happens in schools across England each November. This year's Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019. The theme: Change Starts With Us We have worked with over 1,000 children and young people to decide the theme for this year. The theme aims are as follows: Small change. Big difference. ...
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Tribute to Chris Perkins

Wheelchair Rugby owes its very existence to the many volunteers who selflessly commit themselves to supporting others to play the game. Chris Perkins was one such individual and along with Rob Masters was the founder of the West Country Hawks Club - enabling for the first time individuals in the south west to play the game. This video is a tribute to Chris who died last weekend. Rest in Peace Chris and on behalf of us all - thank you. ...
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