Northampton Saints Wheelchair Rugby team have returned to training this week after the easing of restrictions and updated guidance from Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) allowed the side to begin training for the first time since November 2020.
Founded in 2017, Saints Wheelchair Rugby operates both an Adult (18+) and Youth (8-17) section and is constantly on the lookout for new players – young and old, experienced and amateur – with any level of disability.
The weekly training sessions take place on a Monday evenings and are delivered by qualified Wheelchair Rugby coaches.
“We’re delighted to finally be back,” said Saints Community Inclusion Officer and Wheelchair Rugby coach, Jamie Higgins.
“It’s been a long process but we’re grateful for all the hard work that’s gone into GBWR’s five-step plan that allows us to return and we’re looking forward to getting back to it.
“The players are excited to get going and with GBWR’s planned schedule of events throughout the summer, hopefully we can pick up where we left off and keep building the game of Wheelchair Rugby in Northampton.”
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Spratt to officiate at Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations
Club volunteer and assistant coach, Gary Spratt, will be representing Saints Wheelchair Rugby at the upcoming Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations in June after being selected to officiate at the tournament.
Spratt has been a member of the Club since its formation and has moved into a voluntary coaching role at the Club now that he is no longer able to play.
“We’re really pleased for Gary,” Higgins continued.
“It’s fantastic to see how many opportunities are available to our members through volunteering and great to see that Gary has is progressing in his officiating now that he’s no longer able to play.”