26
March
2015
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14:48
Europe/Amsterdam

GBWR announces tickets for BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2015

Summary

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) and BT, a long-term supporter of disability sport in the UK, have launched the sale of tickets for the highly anticipated BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge

 

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) and BT, a long-term supporter of disability sport in the UK, have launched the sale of tickets for the highly anticipated BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge (BT WWRC) that will run alongside this year’s Rugby World Cup.

The BT WWRC will take place from 12 to 16 October 2015 at the Copper Box, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. 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.Great Britain will feature in the first three evening sessions and a special USA v Canada ‘Murderball’ match will begin the tournament on Monday 12October.

The BT WWRC 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 besides Great Britain are New Zealand; South Africa; Japan and France. There will be 20 matches over five days and tickets have been priced competitively so that the tournament is open to all. Session tickets are priced from £5 to £45 and each give access to a minimum of two matches. With nine sessions going on sale, there will be over 50,000 tickets available, 70 per cent of which are priced at £20 and under, with most children’s tickets £10 and under.Wheelchair and accessible seats will be available for each session, each including a free companion seat.

David Pond, Chief Executive Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, said: “Our aim is to provide a world class event for the public and the many Rugby World Cup visitors to England, it will also be a great opportunity for the GB team to play the best in the world a year out from Rio.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. The BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for the GB squad to test themselves against some of the best teams in the world, and I urge people to buy tickets and get behind the GB team this October.”

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Enquiries about this news release should be made to the BT Group Newsroom on its 24-hour number: 020 7356 5369. From outside the UK dial + 44 20 7356 5369. E-mail: newsroom@bt.com

All news releases can be accessed at our web site: http://www.bt.com/newscentre

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

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

For further information

Enquiries about this news release should be made to the BT Group Newsroom on its 24-hour number: 020 7356 5369. From outside the UK dial + 44 20 7356 5369. All news releases can be accessed at our web site: http://www.btplc.com/News