Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby is heading to Reading for the first time this season

Monday, 12 Mar 2018

Disability Sports & Games

READING, 17th-18th March, 2018- Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) is heading to Reading for the first time this season as the 2017/18 Super Series Division Three campaign comes to a close for another season. It is free for spectators and we encourage anybody to come and witness this exciting Paralympic Sport first hand. It is a great opportunity to bring the family down to watch something different at Rivermead Leisure Complex. Matches will take place between 9am-5:30pm on Saturday and 9am-3pm on Sunday.

Division Three, established at the start of the 2014/15 season, consists of four sides that include Ulster Barbarians, Team Solent Hammerheads, Brighton Buccaneers and Woodbridge Warriors. 

Ulster Barbarians are in their debut season in the Super Series and they are currently unbeaten in the league. Built up of experienced Irish players, they look destined for promotion up to Division Two. Team Solent Hammerheads are in second with Brighton in third. Woodbridge Warriors are back in the league after a year away from competition and they currently occupy fourth. 

David Pond, CEO of GBWR said: "We are excited to be going to Reading for the final Division Three weekend of the season and it is great to see our developing teams enjoying their season in what is a competitive division. It really does highlight the strength in depth of our domestic league, which is now the best in the world. It is all made possible by our incredible corporate and individual partners especially Sport England the RFU, Roma Sports, LMAX Exchange and the Lloyd's of London insurance industry.”

The Super Series is a 20-team set up split over three divisions. There are four teams in Division Three who all play 15 games per season (five per weekend). Each division compete over three separate weekends across the season. In Division Three, the four teams will play five matches across the weekend with 3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. At the end of the season the team who finishes top will be promoted to Division Two.

The event is free so just come along to Rivermead Leisure Centre anytime from 9am on both days and you wont be disappointed. 

GBWR also has a JustGiving campaign to raise funds to get the GB team to Tokyo following UK Sports decision to cease all funding – go to www.gbwr.org.uk and find out more.


Source: GBWR