Saints Wheelchair Rugby are constantly on the lookout for new players – young and old, experienced and amateur – with any level of disability to join wheelchair rugby team.
Wheelchair rugby, also known as quad rugby or murderball, is a fast-paced and highly physical team sport for athletes with a disability. Wheelchair rugby is played indoors on a regulation-sized basketball court and physical contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the game.
The club operates an Adult (18+) and Youth (8-17) section with weekly training sessions delivered by qualified Wheelchair Rugby coaches.
Wheelchair rugby training times are as follows:
Arena Sports Kettering (Kettering Leisure Village), Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB
6pm – 7pm: Junior Session (8 – 17 years)
7pm – 9pm: Senior Session (18+ years)
If you have a disability and want to play for Saints Wheelchair Rugby, if you want to volunteer in any way, or if you want to help the club financially, please contact [email protected].
Saints Wheelchair Rugby
PAYING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Memberships for Wheelchair Rugby are split into both adult and junior categories, with the option to pay either monthly or annually. Please click one of the below links to secure your membership now.
Become a Volunteer member (annual membership includes a club polo shirt).
For full details on how to pay your Wheelchair Rugby membership.
GBWR JUNIOR PROGRAMME
Northampton Saints are the delivery partner with Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) which sees Saints Wheelchair Rugby at the centre of the national programme for junior players.
Saints’ own junior programme has gone from strength to strength since its launch back in 2018, building up a group of regular players in spite of the challenges to engagement presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. Saints Wheelchair Rugby are also reigning WR5s Premiership champions and national Junior Wheelchair Rugby champions.
But now Northampton’s side have joined forces with GBWR with the aim of developing more provision for classifiable junior players within the game, and will now be delivering the governing body’s junior programme nationally.
Wheelchair Rugby head coach Jamie Higgins also acts as the national Junior Programme Officer for GBWR and supports the growth of junior participation in the sport. This is done through regular monthly sessions nationally as well as supporting new and existing clubs to run junior programmes.
More information is available at gbwr.org.uk/junior/.
Other links that will help you gain a greater understanding of the sport are:
For more information on sport in Northamptonshire, visit www.northamptonshiresport.org
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY COACH
Jamie Higgins | [email protected]
CLUB SAFEGUARDING LEAD
Connor Fleming | [email protected]