Wheelchair Rugby is getting bigger and reaching more corners of the country as our team of regional development officers work tirelessly to get more people playing and more teams coming through.

In the past couple of months we have already announced the arrival of the Norfolk Knights as we stretch into East Anglia and everyone at GBWR is pleased to welcome them to our growing family.

It really is a great to see so many new teams being established and then entering the BT Super Series. Canterbury Hellfire are a great example of this, joining the Super Series set up in Division Three in 2014, the Kent side will be lining up in Division One against some of the best players in the country later this month.

We now head west as we welcome our latest addition to our growing list of teams, the Bristol Bears. Following some taster sessions last year that were run by RDO Paul Arnold and Stuart McLindon, the side have, this week, taken for a delivery of chairs and will be launching a regular adult training session.

The sessions will take place every Thursday starting this week (21st September) between 8pm-10pm at the Ashton Park Sports Centre. The Bears are offering a free first taster session for all as this exciting sport now has a home in Bristol.

Programme manager Kris Tavender told bristolrugby.co.uk: “We are very lucky to be working with not only all the incredible specialist schools across Bristol, but also a fantastic group of adults who are challenged by physical disability in their lives.

“With our new home at Ashton Park Sports Centre our new journey, that of the Bristol Bears Wheelchair Rugby team, really begins.”

The batch of eight chairs (delivered today) has been partially funded by Sport England small grants and some additional funding via the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation.

For more information and to book, please contact Kris Tavender at ktavender@bristolrugby.co.uk

Download the event poster here.