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New Chairs Make a Real Impact at London Club

LONDON youngsters will find it easier than ever to try their hands at wheelchair rugby after Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, presented the London Wheelchair Rugby Club with four new chairs as part of the Supporting Tomorrow’s Superstars initiative on 16 October 2017.

The chairs were made possible through the generous support of Zurich Insurance plc, Universal Tyre & Autocentres, Killik & Co and Churchill Arms. The specially designed chairs will enable youngsters at the club to experience the fast, exciting sport as well as providing more opportunities for experienced players.

London wheelchair rugby club

Pictured, left to right: Mick O’Hanlon (Killik & Co); Ahmed Farah (Universal Tyre & Autocentres); Tyrone Foster (Churchill Arms, Wooden Spoon); and Martin Dyse (Zurich Insurance).

London Wheelchair Rugby Club was formed in the 1980s and has grown from very small beginnings to a thriving club that aims to provide opportunities through wheelchair rugby for disabled people at a social level all the way up to Paralympic glory. The new chairs will give young people at the club the ability to participate in sport in a team environment, which has a positive impact on mental health, social interaction and even physiotherapy.

Steve Brown, former GB Wheelchair Rugby Captain and Wooden Spoon wheelchair rugby ambassador commented: “Investing in children and young people is not about giving them something to do at the weekend. It gives them confidence that flourishes into every part of their life.”

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