Lord's Taverners join forces with British Wheelchair Rugby

26th Nov 2017
Lord's Taverners join forces with British Wheelchair Rugby

We are delighted to confirm that we have partnered with Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) on their Junior Development Programme.

With our support GBWR are looking forward to continuing the growth of the junior programme and developing the sport in areas of the UK yet to have access to it.

As part of the agreement in place with GBWR until March 2019 the charity has made an initial donation of 16 sports wheelchairs to the programme which will be shared with clubs throughout the year to help get more young people with disabilities playing the game and new clubs to become established.

Funding for equipment has always been a barrier to getting into wheelchair sports and the provision of new wheelchairs, specially adapted for wheelchair rugby, should help reduce those barriers in the years to come.

The new partnership was announced at this weekend’s Junior Wheelchair Rugby National Championships at Stoke Mandeville where eight teams from across the country took part:

• Ospreys
• Bristol Cubs
• Exeter Hawks
• Solent Sharks
• Saracens
• Northampton Saints
• Leicester Tigers
• Sale Sharks

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