Region’s first wheelchair rugby team, Woodbridge’s Wheeled Warriors, seek new recruits
- Credit: Simon Ballard
A Suffolk sports club is aiming to strengthen its reputation on the national scene by recruiting new players.
The region’s first wheelchair rugby team, the Wheeled Warriors, played their first competitive match against established opposition in 2014.
The Woodbridge-based squad, currently enjoying their first season in the big leagues, are now looking for new recruits.
The Warriors formed in 2013, when Woodbridge Rugby Club worked with Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby to bring the sport to the East of England as part of the Paralympic legacy.
They train on Sunday mornings at Rock Barracks and have capacity for more players – even those who just wish to train.
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Chairman, Rob Simpson said “The rugby club gives hundreds of local kids and adults the chance to be active, get fit and be part of a team.
“We’re incredibly proud of them and their achievements, not least helping to make the Club as inclusive as possible for the community and the region.”
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A taster session is being held from 10am-12.30pm on Sunday, February 28, at Brackenbury Sports Centre, Felixstowe.
Organised with Suffolk Coastal, the event will be a relaxed introduction to the sport, under the instruction of coach Martin Saych.
Visitors can watch or join in. Specialist wheelchairs will be available.