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Burton Wheelchair Rugby Taster sessions

Burton Wheelchair Rugby Taster sessions

Aims, objectives, and activities
Access to clubs that cater for wheelchair rugby are limited in the UK which restrict the participation by disabled across many counties. For this reason, Staffordshire County and Burton Rugby Club have recognised the need to open-up wheelchair rugby to its community and deliver on its inclusivity and diversity promise. The governing partner to the team being Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR).

Although the team is a shared partnership with Burton on Trent Rugby Club, Staffordshire County Rugby and GBWR, it will have the name of Burton Wheelchair Rugby. The club has just been set up, and is hoping to obtain funding to provide chairs for the players. An informational presentation of the benefits of wheelchair rugby to eligible players was made on 14 December 2022 – after which five players have confirmed their desire to participate.

Four taster sessions are going to be held at Shobnall Leisure Complex, Shobnall Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2BB, throughout April 2023, for which chairs have been provided by GBWR.

If you want to take part in the taster sessions and join Burton Wheelchair Rugby then please contact Glyn Bennet who will be able to give you more information.

Sessions are FREE and open to anybody with a physical impairment aged 16 or over. Beginner or pro, male or female! Volunteers also very welcome! Rugby chairs and coaching will be provided.

Burton Wheelchair Rugby Taster sessions

Shobnall Leisure Complex

Shobnall Road
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2BB

Dates & Times:

08/04/2023 - 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday Apr 8, 2023 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday Apr 15, 2023 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday Apr 22, 2023 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday May 6, 2023 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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Aims, objectives, and activities
Access to clubs that cater for wheelchair rugby are limited in the UK which restrict the participation by disabled across many counties. For this reason, Staffordshire County and Burton Rugby Club have recognised the need to open-up wheelchair rugby to its community and deliver on its inclusivity and diversity promise. The governing partner to the team being Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR).

Although the team is a shared partnership with Burton on Trent Rugby Club, Staffordshire County Rugby and GBWR, it will have the name of Burton Wheelchair Rugby. The club has just been set up, and is hoping to obtain funding to provide chairs for the players. An informational presentation of the benefits of wheelchair rugby to eligible players was made on 14 December 2022 – after which five players have confirmed their desire to participate.

Four taster sessions are going to be held at Shobnall Leisure Complex, Shobnall Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2BB, throughout April 2023, for which chairs have been provided by GBWR.

If you want to take part in the taster sessions and join Burton Wheelchair Rugby then please contact Glyn Bennet who will be able to give you more information.

Sessions are FREE and open to anybody with a physical impairment aged 16 or over. Beginner or pro, male or female! Volunteers also very welcome! Rugby chairs and coaching will be provided.

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