Rugby for Wheelchair Users
This busy and popular section of Ableize highlights UK rugby clubs and information on rugby for the disabled sport enthusiast. Wheelchair rugby is a team sport for athletes with a disability. Developed in Canada in the late 1970s, it is currently practiced in over twenty countries around the world and is a disabled Paralympic sport that has become more popular after the 2012 London Paralympics where many people witnessed wheelchair rugby for the first time, mostly with a dropped jaw and a look of sheer amazement.
Wheelchair rugby is played indoors on a hardwood court. The rules include elements of wheelchair basketball, ice hockey, and handball. It is a contact sport and physical contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the game, wheelchair rugby is also called "Murderball" anybody that has seen wheelchair rugby in full flow will fully understand why. Browse this section to find UK clubs, associations and services relating to wheelchair rugby.