GBWR's mass disability sports participation programme, RugbyWheels, was launched last night at the Percy Hedley Sports Academy. With support from the Newcastle Falcons and the North East's premier wheelchair rugby club, The North East Bulls the launch event has inspired the development of the first RugbyWheels satellite club. The National programme got off to a fantastic start and will now be rolled out across the country. The inclusive initiative encourages as many people as possible with a disability to try wheelchair rugby.
For more information about wheelchair rugby in the North East please contact Jo Arnold, GBWR Regional Development Officer, at ...
The 2014-2015 GBWR membership season begins on the 30th July, and we would like to ask that all GBWR members wishing to renew do so by this deadline to avoid incurring the late renewal surcharge of £30. This surcharge is not applicable to newly registering members.
The membership form details the renewal and registration process, and can be downloaded here. As you may have seen in CEO David Pond’s recent blog, all membership fees have been frozen at last year's rates.
If you have any queries about the membership process please contact Daniel Hook at ...
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Canada Cup in Vancouver. This tournament brings together many of the top teams in the World and provides an important performance opportunity ahead of the World Championships in August.
International Wheelchair Rugby Federation 2014 General Assembly
GBWR Consultation Process
As a Member of the IWRF, GBWR has received notification that the IWRF 2014 General Assembly will be held on Sunday 3 August in Odense, Denmark in conjunction with the IWRF World Championships. The business will include the election of President, Vice President, Athlete Representative and Member at Large. Details of the Assembly can be found at the IWRF website www.iwrf.com
GBWR has formed an International Relations Management...
The Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel championed by Prince Harry, are coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this September.
40,000 tickets are now on sale at www.invictusgames.org....
Harlequins and England Captain Chris Robshaw joined GBWR Ambassador Mike Brown for the launch of a new partnership between the GB squad and Harlequins. GB Captain Mike Kerr led Kylie Grimes, Jim Roberts and Chris Ryan in a short game with the Harlequins players which thrilled the media and those watching. GBWR and Harlequins have agreed a 5 year partnership where they will work together in a number of areas. GBWR will support Harlequins to deliver their community objectives through the new Harlequins Foundation and Harlequins will support GBWR with sponsorship and promotional activities, and will support the GB performance programme.
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