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Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

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Founded in 2014 by the section chairman Brian Pitchford, Team GB Paralympian Steve Brown, and former club chairman Jonathan Marsh, Canterbury Hellfire have gone from strength to strength, making it as high as Super Series Division 1 – playing top level rugby clubs such as Leicester Tigers.

No matter what your disability, there’s a place for you at Canterbury Hellfire. New players are always welcome.


Training Times

Sunday, 1PM - 3PM

Every Week

Training Location

University of Kent Sports Centre, CT2 7NP

The sports centre is well signposted once on the university campus. There is plenty of parking at the back of the centre.

The Coaching Team

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Brian Pitchford

Steve Brown CRFC

Steve Brown

Wheelchair rugby, formally known as ‘Murderball’ is a team sport played by athletes with a physical disability. It is a sport like no other and has elements from a number of different sports including Basketball, Handball and Ice Hockey. It is a contact sport and physical contact between rugby chairs is an integral part of the game. It is played by two teams of up to 12 players but only four players from each team may be on court at any time. It is a mixed gender sport and both male and female athletes play on the same teams.

To be eligible to play athletes must have some form of disability with a loss of function in both upper and lower limbs. Most athletes have a spinal injury but there are many others with a wide variety of medical conditions.

Players are classified according to their functional level and assigned a point value ranging from 0.5 (the lowest functional  level) to 3.5 (the highest). In general there are two types of players, defensive and offensive. Defensive players range from 0.5 to 1.5 and offensive players range from 2.0 to 3.5 The two types of chairs can be seen below, offensive on the right and defensive on the left. The total classification value of all players on the court for a team at one time cannot exceed eight points.

A team is not allowed to have more than three players in their own key while they are defending their goal line. Offensive players are not permitted to remain in the opposing team’s key for more than ten seconds.

Physical contact between wheelchairs is permitted, and forms a major part of the game. However, physical contact between wheelchairs that is deemed dangerous — such as striking another player from behind with excessive force is not allowed. Direct physical contact between players is not permitted.

 

For full information on rules and the classification system, please visit www.iwrf.com