Quad Nations 2020: World’s Best Return to Leicester

Leicester will again play host to the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations tournament as 2020 marks the third instalment of this successful event. Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby has today announced the return of this enthralling competition in February where the hosts will take on two of the best teams in the world for the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Trophy. Thai Duty-Free giant King Power is continuing its support of the event as it will be the title sponsor of the King Power Quad Nations for a thi...
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Ed Warner to Become New Chair of GB Wheelchair Rugby

Following a comprehensive recruitment process, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) is delighted to announce that Ed Warner OBE has been appointed to the Board of Trustees with immediate effect and will take over from the current Chair, Kevin Aitchison, when he stands down in September 2020. Warner was Chairman of UK Athletics from 2007 to 2017, and has been Chair of World Para Athletics for the International Paralympic Committee since 2011. He also ran the successful bid to stage the 2017 W...
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New Wheelchair Rugby Club Developed in Crawley

GBWR staff have supported the development of a new Wheelchair Rugby 5s club which will be part of Crawley Rugby Club and called Crawley Jets. GBWR has been working with Crawley Rugby Club in West Sussex to look at how they could offer wheelchair rugby as part of their club and, with support from local sports centre K2, weekly wheelchair rugby sessions have now been established. GBWR staff delivered the first 6 sessions by bringing chairs and a coach and have also trained 9 of the Crawley RFU ...
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Welcome to the Jesters Wheelchair Rugby

Following successful taster sessions lead by GBWR Regional Development Officer Lee Parry last year, GBWR has been working with Richmond Council and the Harlequins Foundation to launch a new wheelchair rugby club. The new club, the Jesters, will be part of the Harlequins Foundation. GBWR delivered 4 weeks of coached sessions during October and November with 8 players attending on a regular basis. Due to the success of the sessions the Harlequins Foundation will now support the development of a...
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