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Community Foundation launches Bristol Bears Wheelchair Rugby Club

Bristol’s first adult wheelchair rugby club is set to launch in the city later this month with the introduction of the Bristol Bears, following a highly successful pilot scheme organised and coordinated by Bristol Rugby Community Foundation.

The club – in partnership with Premiership Rugby, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby and Comic Relief - kicks off on Thursday, September 21st at Ashton Park Sports Centre (8-10pm) with sessions running every week at the same venue.

The club is open to physically disabled men and women over the age of 16. The club caters for all abilities, from beginners to elite level stars. The club’s junior section gets under way two days earlier on Thursday, September 19th (5-7pm).

"The launch of our wheelchair rugby club really is the realisation of a long-term dream here at Bristol Rugby Community Foundation,” said programme manager, Kris Tavender.

“We began working with Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby two years ago through city-wide schools programming and a hugely successful community pilot for adults – we’ve been developing our provision in partnership with the sports national governing body ever since.

“We are very lucky to be working with not only all the incredible specialist schools across Bristol, but also a fantastic group of adults who are challenged by physical disability in their lives. 

“With our new home at Ashton Park Sports Centre our new journey, that of the Bristol Bears Wheelchair Rugby team, really begins."

For more information, or to get involved, email Kris Tavender (ktavender@bristolrugby.co.uk).

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