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Different Barriers

To be eligible to play wheelchair rugby you basically need an impairment in at least three limbs. This criterion covers a wide range of people but the word I want to focus on is impairment, it's what all players have in common. When you live with impairments you come across barriers, different to those with an able body. Along with everyday life the bigger your impairment the more barriers you come across. Read more >>

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Wheelchair Rugby... Top 5 misconceptions

The sport Wheelchair Rugby is defiantly unique, most people I talk to have heard of it and maybe caught a glimpse on YouTube or TV. In this article I'll go through the top 5 misconceptions I've come across in the hopes of clearing a few things up. Read more >>

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Christy's Marathon Challenge - Q + A

Here at LondonWRC we rely on the kindness of donations from fundraisers and the general public wanting to assist the club. One such fundraiser is Christy who’s signed up, received her ballot place and currently training to run in the London Marathon. Christy has generously promised all funds raised will be donated to LondonWRC. Read more >>

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Ollie Mangion Comments on his GBWR Appearance! 

This years Canada Cup was a great display of wheelchair rugby. It was a pleasure to see LondonWRC athletes going up against some of the best teams in the world. We caught up with one of our athletes Ollie Mangion, to hear his thoughts and feelings on only his second GBWR appearance… Read more >>

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LondonWRC Taster Sessions

 

Try Wheelchair Rugby in London! - Are you an adult with a physical disability, looking for a sport to play?

LondonWRC are holding have a go sessions! 

When: 11th + 18th June - 12-2PM

Where: Aspire Leisure Centre - HA7 4AP

Contact: LondonWRC@gmail.com

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GBWR Premiership – Event 5 – Season Results and Comments...

The final event of the GBWR Premiership took place last Sunday 8th May at Aborfield Green Leisure Centre. West Coast Crash had already been confirmed season Champions at the previous event and it was their turn to stay home. Both LondonWRC teams had their own battles ahead of them... Read more >>

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GBWR Premiership – Event 4 LondonWRC Write Up...

The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Premiership Division met for the fourth event of the season. On Saturday 24th May held at the home of the Paralympics, Stoke Mandeville Stadium. For the first time in about two years spectators were allowed and it was great to see friends and families showing support... Read more >>

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GBWR Premiership – Event 3 LondonWRC Write Up...

The third event of the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Premiership took place on the 27th March at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. It was the first time this season that both our LondonWRC teams attended the same event. A series of unfortunate events meant we lost a couple of key players that greatly affected the lines we could play. Read more >>

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GBWR Premiership – Events 1 & 2 LondonWRC Write Up...

We're competing again! The GBWR National season is firmly underway and after attending the first two Premiership events it's clear to see every team is glad to be back. Not only the players but staff and volunteers, everyone catching up and chatting after almost two years. It really was great to see. Read more >>

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Upcoming Events

The new season is upon us and there's been some changes. This time round we'll have a Premiership division, consisting of the top five teams within the UK, including our LondonWRC Storm and Crusaders. There will also be a North League and two South Leagues. Read more >>

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Paralympic Champions!

 

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) have won the well deserved Paralympic gold and it's been an intense journey getting there. Congratulations to the whole team, the twelve players, the staff, the volunteers. You've all assisted each other in becoming the best in the world, the first European country to win a medal, let alone gold! Read more >>

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Pandemic affect on Wheelchair Rugby Athletes

We are in unprecedented times, at first it felt as though the world stopped spinning. Now, as most of England is in tier 4, I feel there's a bit of time ahead before we're rolling like we used to.

 

During this pandemic, like most sports, Wheelchair Rugby had to hit the restart button in order to train in the safest way possible. LondonWRC had our risk assessment signed off and everything else needed to get back at it. We even set a date, unfortunately it turned out to be two days after the second lockdown was announced. So we cancelled our return but on the bright side, we're all ready to go on the governments say so. Read more >>

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New Players Needed...

London Wheelchair Rugby Club is on the look out for new players. Since the turn of the Millennium, LondonWRC has established itself as one of the most dominant W/C Rugby teams in England and also Europe. With a long list of honours to the club’s name, and a history of coaching players to achieve International and Paralympic recognition, we are now looking for the next generation of LondonWRC player to be the future stars of the sport. LondonWRC have trained at the Aspire Leisure Centre for almost 20 years and have helped men and women with spinal injuries and other disabilities from London and the surrounding areas to train and play W/C Rugby. All chairs and equipment will be supplied for you to use. Come and see what we do, and maybe even give it a try. If you're interested get in touch via our contacts page.

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