LondonWRC news... 2016/15
BT Super Series 1 Division 1 Write Up!
This past weekend (28/29th November) held the opening Super Series for the 2016/15 Division 1 season. For starters, awesome being back at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birth place of GB Paralympics, an old stomping ground for LondonWRC and venue to a number of previous wheelchair rugby tournaments. As always it was good to see all the other division one teams, along with players from other divisions, friends and family all come to support their local teams. The sociability aspect of a wheelchair rugby tournament never disappoints and the same can be said for the level of competition.
Hellfire v Storm Friendly
On November 1st two Wheelchair Rugby teams will meet for a friendly match, although it may not look very friendly. Canterbury Hellfire will host a visit from London Storm at their training centre. The date is set and 12 noon is the time. Everyone is welcome; a taster session means spectators can even test their strength and skills in a rugby chair. Read more >>
GB Captain Chris Ryan Q+A
In this GBWR news update LondonWRC player Chris Ryan was selected to be GB captain, a promotion from his previous role as Vice-Captain. Chris will compete in his first tournament as Captain at the European Championships in Finland. The winners and runners up at the Europeans get automatic qualification to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. So as you can read in the update, GB “want to be in that space!”
I caught up with Chris to ask his thoughts and feelings on being Captain and about the GB team itself... Read more >>
On Monday 22nd June, the London Wheelchair Rugby Club (LWRC) will wheel 500 laps of the Sports Hall at the Aspire Leisure Centre to celebrate their 25th anniversary and to raise funds for Aspire, the national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.
LWRC have been running wheelchair rugby clubs across London and the Home Counties for 25 years, and plan to mark the anniversary by hosting this special fundraising challenge. Read more >>
Super Series 3 Results!
The previous weekend (18th/19th Apr) was the 3rd BT Super Series finishing the league for Division 1. It was a positive tournament for both London teams. Although it was mixed results for Storm each player got a lot of court time as they only had one sub. The level of fitness was impressive to say the least and the team maintained their 3rd position in the league. Crusaders performance was on top form, victories over all but Crash on the Saturday got them into the final. With a chance to redeem themselves in a re-match against the leagues current number 1, you guessed it… Crash. This was the final I wanted to see at Bernd Best and it wasn’t a disappointment. An awesome game of rugby and of course I'm biased so the result is what I wanted, a 49-41 victory to Crusaders. Read more >>
Bernd Best 2015 – Q+A Write Up
The world’s largest wheelchair rugby tournament has concluded and London Lions are champions!
Not only did they top the Champions League, they did it undefeated. Now, for the first time in a while, we can add another Bernd Best 1st Place Trophy to our collection. Although the final wasn’t the one I was hoping for, Crash vs Lions, it was defiantly still worth a watch.
This year was a first for sending two teams. Our second team Storm entered in the Professional League and rolled away with 6th. Read what the big boss, Steve Palmer, had to say on the results and tournament itself… Read more >>
Super Series 2 16/15 – Write Up
This past weekend (21st & 22nd Feb) held the GBWR BT Super Series 2 at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent. With all teams playing three games on Saturday then another two on Sunday there was great quality rugby with close game to watch.
After the first day both our London teams had mixed results of winning two losing one, a close game between them ended with Crusaders beating Storm by 3. Tigers were undefeated on their first day rolling off court with 3 wins. Read more >>