Wheelchair rugby became the focus of Prince Harry's attention today as he visited Tedworth House Recovery Centre. GBWR are working with the organisers of Invictus and to support them in providing an exciting wheelchair tournament as part of the games which will take place between 10-13 September.
The Prince spent time watching the session delivered by GBWR as well as talking to some of our existing wheelchair rugby players as they trained alongside the Invictus Team hopefuls.
GBWR CEO David Pond said "It is fantastic to see Prince Harry engaged with the incredible sport of wheelchair rugby. We have had a programme with Help for Heroes for a while now and the opportunity provided by the...
The week of wheelchair rugby got into full swing today as Stoke City Goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann swapped his gloves for a rugby chair as he took part in a session with the newly formed West Midlands Warriors Wheelchair Rugby Club.
The week of wheelchair rugby will see a whole range of local groups take part in the sport for the first time and will culminate in the GBWR National Championships at the weekend.
GBWR National Development Director, Kirsty Clarke, said "it is fantastic to see Stoke City support the week of wheelchair rugby, a week that will offer the sport to new audiences, enable us to promote wheelchair rugby across Stoke and will culminate in the best of the best coming to...
Get Kids Going! have supported GBWR athletes through generously donating rugby wheelchairs for a number of years, in addition to the support they have provided to other sports. At the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi recently, the Get Kids Going! skiers won all the medals!
The London Marathon Week is a busy time of year for Get Kids Going!, and they are in need of volunteers at both the London Marathon Expo (9th – 12th April) and also on the Cheering Team on Race Day (Sunday 13th April).
Any help you, family and friends could give at the Expo or on Race Day would be wonderful and a great help.
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As we come to the end of an incredibly busy Super Series season where we have seen no less that 29 officials supporting our domestic competitions, for some of our devoted officiating team the season is far from over as they head off for International appointments.
April’s Bernd Best Tournament in Germany will be supported by referees Bri Ward, Dave Woods and Cyril Illman with Ricky Goddard as table official.
The Canada Cup in June has included Bri Ward as a reserve referee which takes place only a few weeks after Bri returns from the Champions League 1 competition in Poland where he will be both refereeing and table officiating.
And finally, for the IWRF World Championship in Augu...
I have just heard from our Ambassador Mike Brown that he has been awarded £1000 for being voted player of the 6 Nations and that he has again donated this to GBWR - a big thank you to Mike and again congratulations on having such a formidable tournament.
Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day, it also marks an important milestone in the development of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby. As a mixed sport men and women play side by side and having a female representing Great Britain comes as no surprise. Kylie Grimes competed during the London 2012 Paralympics and as an elite squad regular has become an almost household name within disability sport.
This coming weekend sees Great Britain face Sweden on home soil. It is an important series for the squad as we look to prepare for the World Championships 2014, World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2015 and ultimately the Rio Paralympics 2016. Excitingly we will see two women com...