Teaming up with the Matt Hampson Foundation, the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Club play in the UK league and join forces with the existing Marauders club to play as Leicester Tigers in European competition.
The team train at De Montfort University’s ‘Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Sports Centre’ in Leicester on Fridays. A second session is held on Wednesday evenings at the Lee Westwood Leisure Centre, Nottingham Trent Clifton Campus.
Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team (LTWRC) is the newly formed wheelchair rugby contingent of the Leicester Tigers Premiership Rugby Team.
LTWRC provides opportunities for people with upper and lower limb impairments to train play and compete in wheelchair rugby within the national league – run by GBWR, the governing body for the sport. LWTRC also competes in Europe taking a much stronger international squad made up from the two teams within the organisation.
LTWRC welcomes all new potential players and volunteers and has to raise money annually to cover the costs of training venues, competitions and volunteer expenses.
LTWRC is partnered with the Matt Hampson Foundation, sponsored by Coloplast and is run by a central charity organisation which governs two teams in the North and East Midlands (Leicester Tigers WRC and Marauders WRC based in Sheffield).
The central club Marauder Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Club (MTWRC) serves the region of the East & North East Midlands, with the Leicester Tigers being the central club for players in and around the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and most of Lincolnshire). The Marauders take on the more North & North East Midlands of Yorkshire and Humber (Bradford, Kingston Upon Hull, Leeds, Ripon, Sheffield, Wakefield and York).
Address – Sheffield:
Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit
Northern General Hospital
Address – Wakefield:
Wakefield City Academy
Telephone: Gavin Walker: 07878626123