Canterbury Hellfire Wheelchair Rugby

Coach

Steve Brown

Assistant Coach

Rachel Bowen

Manager

Brian Pitchford
brianpitch@sky.com

Training:

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm

at

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

Please try and arrive by 5:30 on Wednesdays and 12:30 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

The Squad

Dave Goddard 0.5
Brian Pitchford    4.0
Ollie Mangion 3.0
John Parfitt 2.5
David Barber 1.5
Omar Foster 1.5
Tim Scott 1.0
Harry Langley 0.5

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

DateHome Away
DateHome Away
ClubWLPts
DateHome Away
ClubWLPts
1Leicester tigers1026
2West Coast Crash2018
3London Storm0116
4LWRC Crusaders0014
5Solent Sharks1012
6DMP Bulls0012
7Canterbury Hellfire1412
8Gaelic Warriors007
DateHome Away
ClubWLPts
DateHome Away
ClubWLPts
1Leicester tigers1026
2West Coast Crash2018
3London Storm0116
4LWRC Crusaders0014
5Solent Sharks1012
6DMP Bulls0012
7Canterbury Hellfire1412
8Gaelic Warriors007

News

End of season awards

The annual end-of-season awards to players, coaches and volunteers were made at the Club Supper on May 4th. Topping the first team list were leading try scorer Harry Sayers and player/coach Matt Corker who were jointly voted the Players Player. The coaches award went...

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Canterbury recovers impressively

Canterbury recovers impressively to win three games at Super Series Two. Canterbury Hellfire was left ruing what could have been, after a collapse at the start of the fourth quarter meant that Hellfire lost their first game. Hellfire were in control for most of the...

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Hellfire mark their mark

It was a big moment for our Wheelchair Rugby team, Canterbury Hellfire, when made their debut in National Division One at Leicester. After a slow start they finished an impressive sixth over the weekend and proved that they are top division material.  They had...

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