Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Limited (GBWR) is the national governing body (NGB) for the game of wheelchair rugby in England, Scotland and Wales. It is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, and is a full member of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) and of the British Paralympic Association (BPA).
GBWR’s mission is to build wheelchair rugby communities where athletes, officials and volunteers all enjoy being part of a team. It is a values-based organisation which aims to be inclusive, accessible and supportive of all who wish to be part of the sport.
Wheelchair rugby is a London 2012 legacy success story and GBWR has grown the sport from a domestic league with a single division comprised of seven teams, to one which now has three divisions providing competition opportunities for 20 teams. GBWR offers the sport for young people, and our junior programme provides an opportunity for those aged 8 to 17 years old to experience wheelchair rugby in a junior-only environment which currently has more than 90 youngsters playing the game regularly.
In recent years GBWR has developed a new discipline of the game aimed at attracting those with greater functionality than the Paralympic discipline permits. Wheelchair Rugby 5s allows GBWR to reach more people with wheelchair rugby.
The GB national team are current European champions, having taken the gold medal a record total of six times since 1995, and are currently ranked fourth in the world.
Photography credits: Anthony Hayton Photography (watermarked) and Megumi Masuda
Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA
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