Wheelchair Rugby League rolls back into Swindon

By Barrie Hudson - 13 September 2023

  • Tony Ellis

    Tony Ellis

A new home for wheelchair rugby in Swindon has been announced.

Victory for the England Wheelchair side in last year’s Rugby League World Cup enthralled millions of viewers who were hooked by the skill, speed and physicality. 

Since then, a wave of enthusiasm has swept the nation, with new clubs being established across the land - and now the phenomenon is heading back to Swindon.

St George RL’s Head of Wheelchairs, Tony Ellis, has announced a new home for the club at the New College Sports Hall in Queens Drive.

He said: "Our new venue is perfect for us, it features a properly sprung floor which will considerably help with the mobility and speed of the players."

Mr Ellis is a much-respected figure within the game through his involvement with the national side’s coaching setup and is now keenly recruiting new players for St George.

He added: "Everyone is welcome to enjoy this totally inclusive sport - young, old, male, female, wheelchair users and non-users, as well as anyone interested in helping us stage training sessions and games."

The first session takes place on Thursday 5 October between 8pm and 10pm, and anyone interested is welcome to come along and try out the sport. Attendees can wear casual/sportswear of their choosing and are strongly advised to bring a water bottle. 

Following on from the opener, training and coaching sessions will then take place every Thursday at the same time and venue. 

Further details can be obtained by contacting [email protected]

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