#VolunteersWeek: Catriona Brown Volunteer Profile

Since 2012 Catriona has volunteered at her local wheelchair rugby club in Gloucestershire. Volunteering is something Catriona has always been interested in however, it was a visit to the London 2012 Paralympic Games which began her journey with GBWR. It just so happened that the formation of the wheelchair rugby club in Gloucestershire occurred in 2012 and following the discovery of an advert in the local paper, asking for volunteers, Catriona attended and became a regular volunteer. “I ...
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Team Announced for 2019 IWRF European Championship

GB Wheelchair Rugby has today announced its team to compete in the 2019 IWRF European Championships being held in Vejle, Denmark between 7-11 August. GB are the reigning European Champions and are favourites to retain their title having just returned from Alabama, USA where they defeated Australia and the USA to win the gold medal at the Lakeshore Quad Nations tournament. Head Coach Paul Shaw is now well advanced in shaping his 10 person squad for the 2020 Paralympic Games and this tournament...
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#VolunteersWeek and GBWR

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport. It takes a small army of dedicated volunteers to keep our vibrant wheelchair rugby communities operating across the UK. We were proud to take part in Volunteers’ Week this month, celebrating volunteers at GBWR, how you can get involved and joining in the wider discussion on social media. This blog has been written to help you get involved in this most dynamic sport. Follow us on Twitter and join the wider discussion: ...
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GB Wheelchair Rugby Supports Coaching Week 2019

UK Coaching has today, Monday 3 June 2019, marked the start of the second ever Coaching Week by making a #GreatCoachingPledge to help coaches across the nation benefit their communities. Chief Executive of UK Coaching, Mark Gannon, confirmed that the organisation will be committed to helping coaches in the UK improve upon and grow their people skills by providing cutting-edge workshops, a digital subscription service and engaging content on its website, www...
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Squad Announced for the Four Nations in Alabama, USA

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby will be travelling to Birmingham Alabama on 18 May to take on the top three world ranked nations at the Lakeshore Foundation. GB who recently announced ISPS Handa as its new principal partner will be looking to build on their current form which saw them narrowly lose to world champions Japan in the final of the recent King Power Quad Nations tournament in Leicester. This is a big year for all of the top teams as they prepare for their zonal championships which are ...
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Ben Crane’s 60 Mile Warm Up on Isle of Arran Ahead of London Marathon

Our London Marathon runner Ben Crane has been pulling out all the stops in training and in fundraising these past few days as he enters his final week of preparation for the London Marathon this weekend. Always one for a challenge, he entered the Tour Arran Rat Race the weekend of 13 April which is an extreme event consisting of a run of 60 miles over two days with an ascent of 9500ft. Take a look at this clip on YouTube if you want to ge...
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