Saracens partnership launch

GBWR’s partnership with Aviva Premiership Rugby team Saracens was officially launched this month, with some of the current GB side taking on some of the Saracens squad in a short wheelchair rugby demo game. The partnership includes the development of a youth programme in the Hertfordshire/ North London area and we are looking forward to the establishment of our first youth wheelchair rugby club in the very near future....
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Ospreys & RGC Wheelchair Rugby: First game under new names

Sunday February 1st saw Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby take on RGC Wheelchair Rugby at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, Neath, South Wales. Around 70 spectators filled the sports hall to watch and support, and there was a great atmosphere as both teams warmed up for their first game under the banners of their regional rugby clubs. Mike Spence once again captured the crowd with his commentating skills on the microphone and built up the excitement along with explaining the rules of the game, keeping the atmosphere on a high throughout the game. Rupert Moon attended the game with his team RGC, and celebrated his birthday with wheelchair rugby! It was a great game, the Ospreys fielded a couple...
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Simon Starr to be Head Table Official for the BT WWRC15

The IWRF has just announced the selection of Simon Starr as the Head Table Official for the BT WWRC15 tournament in October. Simon started out as a Table Official in August 2009 at the Trevor Williams Memorial Tournament. Since then he has been involved in each annual Super Series competition and the Nationals. Internationally, he Tabled at the 2011 GB Cup, the London Test Event and Paralympics in 2012 and was fortunate enough to be selected for the World Championships in Denmark in 2014. In addition, he has helped out at a good number of international training matches. At London 2012 he had a Games Maker role as one of the statisticians for the event and over the last 3 years he has assiste...
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Launch of Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby

South Wales Pirates, Wales’ first wheelchair rugby team, is to get a new name and look for 2015 after agreeing a major new tie-up with the Ospreys. The new partnership will see the team rebranded as Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby and playing and training in officially branded BLK kit featuring a newly updated version of the famous Ospreys mask. The new Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby team’s first home match takes place at 2pm on Sunday 1st February at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, where they will take on North Wales rivals Rygbi Gogledd Cymru Wheelchair team in what will be a hotly contested Welsh derby match. Andrew Hore, Ospreys Chief Executive, said: “We are extremely privileged to be ab...
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Merry Christmas from GBWR’s Partners

GBWR have been wished a Merry Christmas from many of our partners - here is a small selection. We would like to thank everyone for their best wishes and hope all have a wonderful Christmas. ...
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GBWR Officials at the IWRF 2015 European Championship

GBWR are proud to announce that two GBWR officials have been selected to officiate at the IWRF 2015 European Division B Championship. Dave Woods has been given the honourable task of being Head Official of the tournament, and Sam Jessup fought off tough competition to be selected as a table official. Congratulations to both officials. "GBWR Head of Officiating Brian Ward said "It is a proud time for GBWR officials as we are being noticed for our high standards and professionalism. Following on from Sue Aldridge and Simon Starr attending the IWRF World Championships in August, Sam can now use this great opportunity to further his experience in the game, to officiating at international leve...
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