Canterbury Hellfire Wheelchair Rugby

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Director of Wheelchair Rugby

Brian Pitchford

Brian Pitchford

Wheelchair Chairman

Omar Foster

Omar Foster

Wheelchair Coach

Tim Scott

Tim Scott

Wheelchair Youth Coach

Training:

Sundays 12:00pm – 3:00pm

at

Canterbury Academy, The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA.

Please try and arrive by 11:30 on Sundays so players can get kitted up prior to the start of the session.

New players and volunteers always welcome.

CANTERBURY HELLFIRE PLAY IN

Super Series Division 1

Volunteer Mechanic

Shareen Stokes

Volunteer Mechanic

Andy Pickup

Volunteer Safeguarding

Claire Hatfull

Volunteer Logistics

Rachel Bowen

About The Game

Canterbury RFC Wheelchair pitch layoutWheelchair 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 more detailed information on the rules and classification please visit www.iwrf.com

Wheelchair rugby - defensive chair

Wheelchair rugby - offensive chair

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ClubPFPAPDPts
1Tigers2581837510
2Crusaders267226418
3Crash264185796
4Storm224224185
5Sharks182200-184
6Hellfire198259-613
7Yorkshire Lions149233-842
8Warriors0041

 

ClubPFPAPDPts
1Tigers7225958026
2Crash7555754618
3Storm707625-316
4Crusaders698728014
5Sharks676767412
6Hellfire687804-12712
7Warriors611801-77
8DMP Bulls938670
ClubPFPAPDPts
1Hellfire76951525428
2Burn75051525428
3Ospreys6936365715
4Titans660672-1215
5Westcountry Hawks6916731813
6Yorkshire Lions651713-628
7Liverpool Lions575650-758
8Caledonian Crushers420765-3454
ClubPFPAPDPts
1North East Bulls65743322443
2Hellfire6085515735
3Burn545581-3629
4Ospreys527532-523
5Westcountry Hawks626676-5023
6Titans572762-19023
ClubPFPAPDPts
1Titans2041594516
2Hellfire2281745414
3Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors136235-996
ClubPFPAPDPts
1Tigers2581837510
2Crusaders267226418
3Crash264185796
4Storm224224185
5Sharks182200-184
6Hellfire198259-613
7Yorkshire Lions149233-842
8Warriors0041
ClubPFPAPDPts
1Tigers7225958026
2Crash7555754618
3Storm707625-316
4Crusaders698728014
5Sharks676767412
6Hellfire687804-12712
7Warriors611801-77
8DMP Bulls938670
ClubPFPAPDPts
1Hellfire76951525428
2Burn75051525428
3Ospreys6936365715
4Titans660672-1215
5Westcountry Hawks6916731813
6Yorkshire Lions651713-628
7Liverpool Lions575650-758
8Caledonian Crushers420765-3454
ClubPFPAPDPts
1North East Bulls65743322443
2Hellfire6085515735
3Burn545581-3629
4Ospreys527532-523
5Westcountry Hawks626676-5023
6Titans572762-19023
ClubPFPAPDPts
1Titans2041594516
2Hellfire2281745414
3Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors136235-996

News

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Head of Rugby Andy Pratt is hosting an open evening at the club on Monday, December 2nd starting at 7pm when our present situation will be up for discussion. “I am very aware that people must have questions about many aspects of why we are...

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ED’S IN THE CHAIR

ED’S IN THE CHAIR

The Sale game was a special day for Ed Croucher, a member of the club’s Hellfire Wheelchair section, who was presented with his own chair. It is a dream come true for the 14-year-old who fell in love with the rough and tumble of Wheelchair Rugby after...

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Contact

Canterbury RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North
Nackington Road
Canterbury CT4 7AZ

Tel: 01227 761301
Email: admin@cantrugby.co.uk

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