Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Woodbridge: Wheeled Warriors move towards big league with new chairs

10:05 17 April 2014

Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors have taken delivery of ten brand new, tailor-made wheelchair rugby chairs. Photos by Simon Ballard.

Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors have taken delivery of ten brand new, tailor-made wheelchair rugby chairs. Photos by Simon Ballard.

Simon Ballard

A wheelchair rugby squad’s journey towards becoming major contenders in the sport has reached a significant landmark.

Woodbridge Rugby Club’s wheelchair team, the Wheeled Warriors, have taken delivery of 10 brand new, tailor-made chairs - each worth £3,000 - plus a brand new box trailer for storage and transportation.

The money was raised through an anonymous donation, funding from EDF Energy, and a sponsored cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’ Groats by the father of one of the squad.

The Wheeled Warriors are growing in number and train every Sunday morning, between 10.30am and 12.30pm, at Rock Barracks. They hope to join a league at the end of the summer, and recently went along to watch a national tournament in Leicester. Team member Joy Elias said: “As with so many disabled sports, the cost of equipment can be a major barrier, and we are so grateful to our sponsor and donors for their support. With these fabulous new chairs we can bring sport to the physically challenged in East Anglia and compete in this exciting sport where a lot of disability can be accommodated and a true team community built.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police were called to the crash

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

Ron Harris outside the first home he shared with his wife, Nina, at Shingle Street before the Second World War. Photo supplied for Life on the Edge by the Harris family.

It’s a place with tragedy and mystery in its past – but as many stories of resilient determination to build a community amid its wild and isolated environment.

Corrie McKeague's last ever sighting at 3.24am September 24 2016. CCTV still from Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds. The building in the background is the edge of Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

Sandy Jackson - Mark Westley Photography

British Gas has been forced to backtrack after repeatedly billing a 91-year-old great-grandmother for hundreds of pounds more than she owed.

Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue team search for Corrie McKeague just outside Troston Slades Covert. Photo Mark Westley

Specialist RAF search officers are joining the hunt today for missing airman Corrie McKeague.

Archie Joe Darby and Daniel-Jay Darby. Archie, four months, was killed and Daniel-Jay was seriously injured after being bitten by a dog at their Colchester home.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

Fire crews have tackled a haystack fire in Great Bentley in Essex

Firefighters worked through the night to tackle a 300 tonne haystack blaze in Great Bentley in Essex last night.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists

Don't miss


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24