ABOUT US

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The Story So Far

We are a wheelchair rugby club affiliated to and operating in the Dragon’s Rugby region. Our provision is supported by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) Disability sport Wales (DSW) Dragons Rugby and our National governing body Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) and we are exceptionally grateful for all the support we receive.

The club started as an initial trial project in February 2019 and we are delighted that it has grown rapidly since to become a club that provides physical exercise opportunities, support with emotional well-being and socialising opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities and their families. We now have 11 individuals with various disabilities attending training and we are looking to grow our provision continually, to offer more individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in Wheelchair Rugby and become part of our Dragons Wheelchair Rugby Family. Later this year (2020) we are joining two (GBWR) leagues to provide competitive opportunities for our members and continue the growth of our club.

If you would like to try Wheelchair Rugby, we would love to hear from you! Wheelchair Rugby is a truly inclusive sport and as such is open to individuals with a range of physical disabilities. For more information, or to get in touch, please visit our Contact Us page and we look forward to welcoming you very soon!
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Frequently asked Questions

Wheelchair rugby is a game that is underpinned by being a truly inclusive and exciting game. Our aim at Dragons is to get as many people with disabilities engaged in wheelchair rugby and as a result enjoy the multiple benefits it provides, for example, physical benefits such as the development of cardiovascular fitness and development of muscles and strength. Improving and maintaining mental health by providing a sense of togetherness, focus, camaraderie and personal development. The team also offers numerous social opportunities, through having a coffee together at training, watching able bodied rugby together and a team what’s app group.
Wheelchair rugby is suitable for anyone with a physical disability or impairment. Currently at Dragons we have adult Wheelchair rugby provision but we are also looking to develop a youth team in the near future. If you are interested in joining us and would like more information or an informal chat about what to expect, please contact coach Ieuan Coombes on 07960967664. Thank you we look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Training takes place at the Bowden Active Living Centre on a Thursday evening at 17.00, for a two hour period. First month is free, then a sub charge of £5 per session. Any queries regarding subs please speak to a member of staff.

The basic principles and rules of Wheelchair Rugby can be found here on the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation site. http://www.wheelchairrugbyready.com/index.php?module=1&section=4&subsection=99