What is Wheelchair Rugby?
Wheelchair rugby, or quad rugby, is a team sport initially developed for athletes with tetraplegia (partial or total paralysis of the arms and legs). It is a full-contact sport played on a regulation-sized basketball court with teams of four players each.
The objective is to score points by carrying a ball across the opposing team’s goal line. Players must bounce or pass the ball every 10 seconds to avoid a turnover. Physical contact between wheelchairs is allowed and often encouraged, making the game fast-paced and exciting.
Who is it For?
Wheelchair rugby is an enormously popular version of the traditional game, open to male and female wheelchair users, many of whom have spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia or paraplegia, neurological conditions, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or amputations.
Wheelchair rugby is one of the most inclusive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, as it allows players with a range of impairments to participate at the same level.
So why not give wheelchair rugby a try? Contact the instructor via email for more information and to book at CharlieWhite@saracens.net
- Day Saturday
- Time 1.30pm
- Duration 2 Hours
- Price & BookingEmail
1:30pm – 3:30pm