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Valiant Bears Wheelchair Rugby team lose out in final

Bristol Bears Wheelchair Rugby team put in a valiant display in the first round of the South West Development League, losing out in the final to a strong West Country Hawks side.

The first game against Team Solent Sharks saw a 19-14 defeat but saw the team gel nicely and blow off the early season cobwebs.

After a short turnaround, a defeat to West Country Hawks - containing Invictus Games athletes and GB squad members – followed, before a hard-fought 15-14 victory over Bournemouth Lions, thanks to two tries in the closing stages.

In the final against the Hawks, a spirited Bears display saw them lose 21-5, but earn a lot of plaudits for their performances on the day.

If you would like to get involved:

  • Weekly adults (18+) training sessions @ Henbury Leisure Centre, Thursdays 8-10pm
  • Young Adults (15-25) training sessions @ UWE, Sundays 1-2pm

Squad members: Steve Slade, Jules Allen, Vicki Ross, Matt Lawrence, Courtney Uppington, Maurice Daller, Sarah Ruffle, Lois Linter.

Coaching and technical support: Rob Camm, Marcus Ross, Kieran Jackson.


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