Welcome to Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby
National Shield Winners 2015
The Club are very proud to be the only Club in Kent offering this paralympian sport which is an exciting fusion of ice hockey, handball and rugby, the game was originally founded in Canada in 1977. It’s not only based on speed and chair contact, but is also a tactically intelligent game to be involved in. Eight rolling substitutes make up squads of 12, with four players on court per team at any time, with the aim of driving the ball across the opponents' goal line. Contact between wheelchairs is permitted, as players use their chairs to block and hold opponents. The emphasis of the sport is on fun, excitement and inclusion, particularly for players with higher levels of impairment.
We now have an active squad who train every Wednesday between 6:00pm and 9:00pm and every Sunday between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Canterbury High, The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA. We are extremely lucky to have Steve Brown as our lead coach. Steve was the Captain of the GB team in the 2012 paralympics and has a wealth of experience in coaching and playing.
Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed team sport for both male and female disabled athletes, and is open to anyone from the age of 12 interested in learning more about the game. We also encourage able bodied volunteers to join us to become athlete assistants, chair mechanics, coaches and referees.
Players have to take out membership of GB Wheelchair Rugby to be covered by their insurance policy and training sessions are currently £5 a session.
If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic sport please come along on Sundays or contact Brian Pitchford Email Brianpitch@btinternet.com and phone number 07543 210466 who will be able to answer your questions. Follow us on Twitter @CantWChairRugby and follow the Club on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyRugbyClub
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