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International stars try their hand with Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club

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This Sunday, four of the Cherry and White’s finest took to the Wheelchair Rugby arena for an exhilarating and exciting training session with the brilliant Gloucester Rugby Wheelchair Rugby Club.

Club captain Greig Laidlaw joined Ben Morgan, Richard Hibbard and James Hook at Cirencester Leisure Centre on Sunday, where they were thrown in at the deep end of the Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club's session.

Wheelchair Rugby or 'Murderball' has been a big part of the Gloucester family since the introduction of the club 2 years ago, with the programme going from strength to strength thanks to the support of EDF Energy and the University of Gloucestershire, alongside the Cherry and Whites.

The Cherry and White quartet joined the session, with a quick introduction to the rules of the physically demanding, fast-paced sport from Chairman David Durston.

The talented squad contains Charlie Hetherington who is part of the Great Britain Development Squad, and the 22-year old was quick to show the rugby quartet the ropes of Wheelchair Rugby.

Player of the Season for 2015, Philippa Skinner showed her skills in the wheelchair as she left the special guests in her wake as the Gloucester Wheelchair team racked up a hefty score!

Roared on by a large amount of spectators, the players were a key part of the session, picking up new skills as they went along, and finding out that the sport is not for the faint hearted, with it again set to take centre stage in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Stay tuned to the club social media channels over the next few days, for an exclusive video from the event.
If Wheelchair Rugby is something you are interested in trying – why not find out more? Email Nicola at gloucesterwrc@gmail.com

To view images from the event, view the gallery by clicking here
 
 

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