RUGBY: Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair rugby action
Wheelchair rugby action

England 7s training and taster session at leisure centre

An England Wheelchair 7s rugby union training and taster session will be held on Sunday, November 16 at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre from 12-5pm.

The taster session from 12noon to 2pm is open to anyone who wants to try wheelchair rugby union.

This is not the Paralympic version also known as murderball, but a version based on the running game of union, complete with an oval ball, lineouts, try scoring, conversions with a standard H and even a wheelchair scrum.

Played indoors over two basketball courts, with seven-a-side and 80 minute games, the game is fully inclusive. Open to men, women, disabled or able bodied it makes no difference right through to international level.

England recently hosted the Home Nations in Liverpool in conjunction with the Liverpool Lions Wheelchair Rugby club.

England were victorious and now look to take on the Six Nations Champions France in February. With next year’s Six Nations ahead and a potential World Cup, it’s a good time to get involved.