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Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is a no-holds-barred contact sport full of speed and physical determintation, the reason why it earned the name 'murderball'.

The game is played on a basketball court measuring 28m by 15m with boundary lines, a centre line, centre circle, and two key areas. Two cones at either end of the court mark out a key area and goal line. A goal is scored when a player carries the ball across the goal line. Games are played over four, eight minute quarters and managed by two referees and four table officials.

In Wheelchair Rugby everybody has a vital role to play on the court. This is ensured using a classification system based on muscle function and strength. Classes range from 0.5 to 3.5, and a team of four players must total 8 points or less during play.

More Information

For further information on how to get involved in Wheelchair Rugby, visit Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby.

You can use their Club Finder tool to find a Wheelchair Rugby Club near you.



Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
020 8831 7645

Wheelchair Rugby

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