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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GB Wheelchair Rugby Looking for New Classifiers

GBWR is looking for people who are qualified (or nearly qualified) as a Physio or OT, or have a Sports Science Degree, and would be interested in becoming a classifier within the sport. Classifiers are an integral part of our sport; their role is to determine an athlete's class by testing and observing athletes as they perform a variety of movements and actions to better understand their muscle function and ability, with the purpose of ensuring fair and equitable competition at all levels of ...
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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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