Hot on the heels of Price Harry, who played Wheelchair Rugby for the first time in the Invictus Games in London, Mancunians will create history next week when they stage the first ever dual code wheelchair rugby session to take place in the city of Manchester.
Mancunians, who are based Hough End, Chorlton are staging the session in partnership with Liverpool Lions Wheelchair Rugby Club and are inviting anyone – wheelchair user or not – to try the physical, fast-paced game for the first time.
Wheelchair Rugby shares many of the features of the regular game including physical contact, but is played indoors and uniquely, offers disabled and non-disabled players of both genders the opportunity to compete with and against each other.
The event will take place at Mancunians’ Hough End Centre Headquarters between 12:00 & 15:00 on Saturday 20th September and is open to anyone over the age of 14 regardless of ability and costs £4. The event will last for three hours and will comprise of Rugby League and Rugby Union versions of the game.
Specialist sports wheelchairs will be supplied and all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and the ability to try something new.
Places at the event are limited and to sign up please CLICK HERE to secure your place.
“This promises to be a load of fun.” Said Stefan Hopewell, Director of Mancunians. “We’ve had interest for the event from all over the north of England including some current international wheelchair rugby players so we’re expecting to be able to have a great event”.
“Wheelchair Rugby is one of the most equitable sports that I have come across.” He Said. “I have never seen a sport where wheelchair users and non wheelchair users of both genders can play on the same team as each other so we’re really happy to be staging the event and I would encourage all Mancunians to make the effort to come along.”