GBWR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR BT WORLD WHEELCHAIR RUGBY CHALLENGE 2015

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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.

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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 A GROUP B

USA Australia

Canada Japan

New Zealand Great Britain

South Africa France

 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Evening Session

USA v Canada

GB v France

 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Day Session Evening 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-6th Gold 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

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