Community Sport and Recreation Awards nominations open

Is your organisation changing lives? Do you represent the very best that sport and recreation organisations can offer their community? If so, nominations are now being taken for the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2015. The awards, which have been running for over 20 years, are the premier grassroots awards – spanning a sector of more than 300 different sport and recreation activities. The awards are free to enter and if you win, you could bag yourself up to £2,500. This year the Community Sport and Recreation Awards has six award categories: • Community Sport + Recreation Overall Winner • Volunteer Management • School Links •...
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Let’s Play: Willow’s story

The ‘Let’s Play' event in Leeds gave Willow (pictured below with GBWR Coach Luke White) the opportunity to experience not only wheelchair rugby, but wheelchair sports, for the first time. Willow has been desperate to try wheelchair rugby since the London 2012 Paralympics, realising the potential there was for her to play sport and be a part of something that has inspired her. Willow’s father said the day was ‘a real turning point for her' and that Willow ‘smiled from the beginning to the end of the session'. Luke White delivered an inspiring and fun session, leaving Willow and family with plans to visit the next Super Series and make contact with their local GBWR club. ...
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Variants of Our Game

For some time now we as a sport have been discussing the different forms of wheelchair rugby that have been growing up around us. These forms include Wheelchair Rugby 7s – and we have seen more than one form of this, the Invictus form of the game and Wheelchair Rugby League , I am sure there are more. Many of these forms have benefited from the investment we have made to raise the profile of our game – in effect they have gained from the media we have generated from our various programmes we have delivered around the country and the interest shown in the international game, especially during and post London 2012. This has resulted in the term ‘wheelchair rugby’ becoming synonymous wi...
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BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge Tickets on Sale Thursday

This week sees 200 days to go to the start of BT WWRC15 and we are marking the day by launching our ticket sales. There are over 50,000 tickets available priced between £5 - £45. Of these 70% are at £20 and below with 90% of all children’s tickets at £10 and below. This is an event for everyone – an opportunity to visit the Olympic Park and to see the best wheelchair rugby teams in the world in action. Tickets go on sale at 0900 on Thursday 26th March – from then you will be able to purchase tickets online from Ticketmaster. ...
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Congratulations to GBWR Officials selected for IWRF events!

We are pleased to announce that 2 GBWR Officials have been selected to attend IWRF Zonal events this year. GBWR Head of Officiating Brian Ward has been selected to referee at the IWRF 2015 Americas Championship (combined with the Toronto 2015 ParaPan American Games) in Toronto, Canada on the 7th - 14th August. Additionally, referee Dave Woods has been selected to act as an evaluator at the IWRF 2015 European Division A Championship in Pajulahti, Finland on the 13th - 20th September....
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Dorset Destroyers’ First Match

Sunday 15th March 2015 saw the Dorset Destroyers play their first ever match, after just 12 hours training. The match was an away friendly against local rivals Team Solent Sharks and Hammerheads in Southampton. The match started off with both teams matching each other for pace and goals. Luke White (Destroyers’ Coach) organised the Destroyers so that all players had the chance to play in the friendly. It was a closely fought game and at the final w...
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