Wheelchair Rugby

Sports category:

Fitness Activities
Wheelchair Sports


We have introduced the sport into Cumbria to enable individuals with a Disability or Physical Impairment to access a thrill seeking, adrenaline rush, full contact, all-inclusive sport.

It is not only players who are welcome; there are lots of opportunities to play your part on the side-lines too. We’re constantly looking for Referees, Officials and Volunteers to help at training sessions and tournaments.

Wheelchair Rugby is one of the only full-contact disability sports. Originally Wheelchair Rugby was designed for tetraplegic individual’s. It has now been developed to provide the opportunity for those with greater functionality than the Paralympic discipline permits. The sport is open to both men an women, and is one of the only games which allows them to compete on the same team.

Wheelchair rugby is played in specially adapted manual wheelchairs, which are designed to be able to handle the powerful crashes that occur during a game and are specifically adapted for this sport. There are two types of chairs used during the game which are; Attack and Defensive chairs. Attack is for those more functional and faster players to score during the game and defensive for those less functional players whose main role is to block the opposing team from scoring.

Club features

Impairment types:
Aged 50+
All Abilities
Mental Health
Social or Behavioural
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with disabled people, and have undergone specialised training
Activity format:
Team based


Penrith Leisure Centre
Southend Road
CA11 8JH
United Kingdom

Telephone number:


When we meet:

Tuesday Evenings 6-8pm

Wheelchair Rugby online

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