03
February
2015
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16:23
Europe/Amsterdam

GBWR announces schedule for BT World wheelchair Rugby challenge 2015

Summary

Following the announcement of the three year partnership between Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) and BT, a long-term supporter of disability sport in the UK, GBWR has announced the schedule for the highly anticipated BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge that will run alongside this year’s Rugby World Cup.

 

Following the announcement of the three year partnership between Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) and BT, a long-term supporter of disability sport in the UK, GBWR has announced the schedule for the highly anticipated BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge that will run alongside this year’s Rugby World Cup.

The tournament (WWRC15) will see London 2012 Paralympic Gold medallists Australia return to the Olympic Park alongside Silver medallists Canada and Bronze medallists USA.Other nations taking part alongside Great Britain are New Zealand; South Africa; Japan and France.

WWRC15 will take place from 12 to 16 October 2015 at the Copper Box, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, recently the venue for the Invictus Games at which the Great Britain won Gold in Wheelchair Rugby.Competing nations have been divided into two groups and will battle it out for top position in each group before the play offs on Thursday and a thrilling battle for medals on the Friday.

GROUP AGROUP B

USA Australia

CanadaJapan

New ZealandGreat Britain

South AfricaFrance

Monday, 12 October 2015

Evening Session

USA v Canada

GB v France

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Day SessionEvening Session

New Zealand v South Africa GB v Australia

Australia v Japan USA v South Africa

USA v New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Day Session Evening Session

Australia v France Canada v New Zealand

Canada v South Africa GB v Japan

Japan v France

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Day Session Evening Session

B3 v A4 A2 v B1

A3 v B4 A1 v B2

Friday, 16 October 2015

Day Session Evening Session

Classification 7th-8th Bronze Medal Match

Classification 5th-6thGold Medal Match

David Pond, Chief Executive Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby comments, “Our aim is to provide the GB team with an opportunity to play the best in the world a year out from Rio as well as provide a world class event for the public and the many Rugby World Cup visitors to England.Alongside the event we will be teaming up with London partners to host a community festival on Sunday 11 October which we hope will attract anyone interested in having fun in a chair.”

Suzi Williams, BT Group Marketing and Brand Director, said: “Disability sport doesn’t just inspire us all to be the best we can be, it’s also about world class athletes and competition at the highest level. That’s why I couldn’t be more delighted with our new partnership with Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby. We’re looking forward to working with GBWR, creating more possibilities than ever before for people to engage with, be inspired by, and have a go at the sport.”

Ticket information is available from the WWRC15 website: www.wwrc15.com

For further details contact Daniel Hook at GBWR:danielhook@rfu.com

or Martyn Salt: martyn.salt@wwrc15.com

Twitter: @wwrc15

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wwrc15

Notes:

BT and disability sport

BT was the official communications services partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BT backed London’s initial bid in 2004, while its support for the British Paralympic Association (BPA) dates back to 1989 when BT became the BPA’s first commercial partner. BT was the first London 2012 partner to extend its support for the British Paralympic team to 2016.

About GB Wheelchair Rugby

GB Wheelchair Rugby is a registered charity (No1130038) and the National Governing Body for Wheelchair Rugby in Great Britain. It receives funding from UK Sport and the Lottery to support its elite programme and team for the Paralympic Games, and from Sport England to assist in providing sporting opportunities for disabled people. It is supported by the Rugby Football Union which provides for its head office at Rugby House, Twickenham. www.gbwr.org.uk