Get Involved With Wheelchair 7s Rugby

1Wheelchair 7s Rugby is a fully inclusive sport.  Does not matter if your disabled or able bodied.  if you male or female, we don’t care.  Just jump in a wheelchair and play wheelchair rugby union, just like the running game. we use an oval ball, ball goes backwards, we score try’s, a conversion, penalty kicks, line out and even a wheelchair scrum.  We even play for 80 minutes. 7 aside with rolling subs.

England hosted the first ever 4 nations this year in Liverpool with the support of the council, the local university and run by the Liverpool Lions Wheelchair a Rugby club (only club in the world to offer all versions of wheelchair rugby). England won the competition with some impressive scores such as 112-8 v Wales, 108-12 v Barbarians and 49-11 over Ireland, only conceding one try the whole weekend.  We are trying to arrange a game v France soon, who are the 6 Nations champions from 2013.unnamed (2)

In the 6 Nations in 2013, the England Team has a Father/Son Combination, Two Sisters, Best Friends and even a Boyfriend/girlfriend combination, making this sport a truly Family Sport. In the 2014 Home Nations, England Strengthen in depth and experience.  For a new sport, to have 30+ people attending trials and selection was a huge boost for the sport and something I am honoured to be part of.

Wheelchair 7s World Cup

With Funding, England would like to Host either the 2015 “6Nations” or there is a possibility of holding the first ever Wheelchair 7s World Cup, which in the same year of the RWC2015, the media potential and potential to grow this sport is phenomenal.

 

The future of the sport is amazing and it my pleasure to be involved and I firmly believe now is the time to get involved.

If this is something that has sparked some interest, then please get in touch or visit the website here http://www.wheelchair-sevens.com/

Martin Beddis
England Wheelchair 7s Rugby Union

wheelchair_rugby@yahoo.co.uk

unnamed (3)I personally, play all versions of Wheelchair rugby (League, Paralympic and this 7s).  Playing since 2008,  I have played League for Wigan, Mersey/Widnes, Bury and now coach/Manage/Play for my own Liverpool Lions Team.  Paralympic version (Also Known as Murderball), I have played for West Coach Crash (Southport) and North Wales Dragons.  This Year I am concentrating on developing this version into my Liverpool Lions Team.  I got involved with Wheelchair 7s in 2013 and Love the sport. It’s a great version and its open to all.

 

 

 

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