GB Wheelchair Rugby Super Series comes to Medway Park

Some of the UK's toughest wheelchair sportsmen will bring their talents to Medway next month.

The hard-hitting GB Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) Super Series is being staged at Medway Park  on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 March.Photo from the GB Wheelchair Rugby Super Series flier, showing action from a match

The event will feature around 100 athletes from the country's leading clubs, including the local Kent Crusaders, doing battle in two days of brutal competition in a bid to be crowned the first Super Series champions.

Wheelchair rugby is a Paralympic sport, and the competition will feature many of the squad who will represent Team GB in the London Games next year.

The sport, nicknamed "murderball", is played by men and women with upper and lower limb disabilities. 

Event manager James Thomas from GBWR said: "Wheelchair rugby is one of the fastest growing Paralympic sports on the planet; a nail biting, seat gripping, full contact wheelchair sport and it's coming to Medway Park.

"Come down and watch, you can even jump in a chair and have a go yourself!"

The full list of participating teams is: Kent Crusaders, Stoke Mandeville Storm, Cardiff Pirates, North Wales Dragons, North East Bulls, West Coast Crash, East Midland Marauders and the Gaelic Warriors.

Spectator admission to the event will be free and matches will begin from 9am each day. A taster session will be held from noon on Saturday, 19 March. For more information visit www.gbwr.org.uk or phone 020 8831 7645.

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