Manchester's Dual Code Rugby Club

Mancunians Recruit Invictus Gold Medalist to Launch Wheelchair Rugby

Mancunians have recruited Former British Army Major and Invictus Games Gold Medalist, Natalie Robinson to head up their newly formed Wheelchair Rugby section as the club continues to grow at a rapid pace. image

Robinson, who played Wheelchair Rugby at last years Invictus Games in London, brings a wealth of experience to the club and will oversee the introduction of Wheelchair Rugby to Manchester and has already recruited several former soldiers to join the team.

Mancunians will run a Wheelchair Rugby taster session on Sunday November 29th at their Hough End Centre home, which features a sports hall, gym and sports fields. Anyone – regardless if they are a wheelchair user or not – is welcome to attend and take part.

Adding Wheelchair Rugby as one of the sports that the club offers throughout the city of Manchester, in addition to Handball and Rugby League, will mean that the club will have over five times as many participants as it did less than two years ago.

“Surprisingly Manchester does not have a Wheelchair Rugby team and Mancunians are continuing its reputation as being innovators by introducing the sport to the city. It’s very exciting to say that Mancunians now offers several different sports with activity taking place twelve months a year.” Said club Director, Stefan Hopewell. “Recruiting Natalie is a real coup for us as she is a complete ambassador for the sport and she is showing fantastic leadership skills that she brings from the armed forces.” He added. “We would like to appeal to anyone who wants to take part – wheelchair user or not – to get in touch and join us.”

“Mancunians is now over five times the size that the club was less than two years ago and is expected to double in size again over the next two years. We have more fantastic partnerships to announce in the New Year which will see Mancunians move further towards its goal as being a semi-professional club.” He said.

If you would like to play Wheelchair Rugby, then email admin@wearemancunians.com or text 07977 48 62 36

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