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Hornchurch to host GB wheelchair rugby women

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 October 2016

The Great Britain wheelchair rugby squad will be at Hornchurch Sports Centre for a special event (www.gbwr.org.uk)

The Great Britain wheelchair rugby squad will be at Hornchurch Sports Centre for a special event (www.gbwr.org.uk)

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Special event to support Women’s Sport week

Hornchurch Sports Centre will host the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby squad as part of a community Fun Day on Sunday.

The event is being held in support of Women’s Sport week and women of all ages are being urged to come and try the sport and meet the team.

Equipment, including rugby wheelchairs, and coaching will be provided as the event, which runs from 10am until 3pm, is being delivered by the GBWR coaches and professionals, with refreshments also available.

A friendly wheelchair rugby competition will be held towards the end of the day for those who have been involved and Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Amy Marren, who lives and trains in Hornchurch, will be joining in the fun.

Marren, 18, is about to start her degree studies at Loughborough University, but is excited to return home to support the event.

Wheelchair rugby was founded in Canada in 1977 and is described as “an exciting fusion of ice hockey, handball and rugby”.

Based on speed and chair contact, it is also a tactically intelligent game to be involved in, with the emphasis of the sport on fun, excitement and inclusion, particularly for players with higher levels of impairment.

Hornchurch Sports Centre is in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, RM1 1JU and to register to take part contact Julie Bunnage, GBWR Community Programme Manager, on 07903 313481 or email julie.bunnage@gbwr.org.uk.

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