Cumbria Wheelchair Rugby - Taster sessions

Sports category:

Wheelchair Rugby


Wheelchair rugby’s no-holds-barred nature quickly earned it the nickname ‘Murderball’ soon after its inception. It’s a game loaded with full-contact, hard hits, speed and physical determination, making it a thrilling watch.
The game is played on a basketball court, with boundary lines, a centre line, centre circle and two key areas. Two cones at each end of the court mark out a goal area, and a goal is scored when a player carries a ball across the line.
Games are played in four eight-minute quarters and each team has 40 seconds to score a goal before the ball gets turned over. Chair-to-chair contact is allowed, but person-to-chair and person-to-person contact is not.
Teams are made up of up to 12 players, with four on court at any one time. Each person has a vital role to play, which is ensured by using a classification system based on muscle function and strength. Classes range from 0.5 to 3.5, and the team of four players must total eight points or less during play.
For the full rules of the game and more information on the sport’s classification system, check out the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation website.

Club features

Impairment types:
Physical impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Short stature
Spinal Cord Injury
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience with participants with impairments
We have sessions just for beginners
Activity format:
Team based (e.g. rugby)
Availiable sessions:
Mixed gender
Children & youth sessions
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Richard Rose Academy
United Kingdom

Telephone number:

07925 079 507

Email address:

Attending the club:

There will be 3 initial Taster Sessions starting Tuesday 16th April running 8pm - 9:30pm. Following successful taster sessions we will hopefully create a continuous session on a Tuesday evening.

Just turn up on the day as all equipment and coaching is provided!
To ensure we can effectively plan it would be beneficial if you booked onto the session prior to the start date however this is not essential!


No special equipment required, everything will be provided.


No restrictions

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