Why is it good for me?
Wheelchair rugby is an aerobic exercise so it’s great for your cardiovascular health, and is a great way to improve your upper body strength.
As it’s a team sport, it’s a great way to make new friends or spend time with old ones.
How much does it cost?
Three hours of coaching and court hire could be up to £15 per player. However if you find a club local to you, it’s likely that they’ll allow you to go down and try a session for free.
What equipment do I need?
Athletes compete in manual wheelchairs that are specifically built for the sport. The rules include detailed specifications for wheelchairs to ensure safety and fairness. In international competition, all wheelchairs must meet these requirements.
The game is played with a white ball, similar to a volleyball. Four cones, pylons, or markers are used to mark the goal lines. A game clock is also required; any clock used for basketball, handball, or other similar sports will be sufficient.
As with all sports, comfortable and appropriate clothing should be worn.