WHEELCHAIR Rugby at Bournville Rugby is going from strength to strength, with the potential for regular fixtures in the future.

Powered by Community Group, the club’s community department has now combined with Warriors Community Foundation on the project.

After Bournville played their first ever fixture against Warriors at Queen Alexandra College in Harborne last month, they are now hoping to join forces and enter the Wales and West 5s league, taking on Ospreys, Dragons and Bristol.

Bournville Rugby Head of Community, Sam Verralls, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our Wheelchair Rugby project and delighted our three fantastic members have the opportunity to test themselves and thrive in a competitive environment.

“Having now built that relationship with the excellent team over at Warriors Community Foundation too, we’re excited to have an opportunity to join together and participate in the Wales and West 5s league.

“It’ll be wonderful to see Bournville being represented in an inclusive sport on a larger scale, but more importantly, seeing our players and coaches getting the reward for all their investment and commitment.”

Wheelchair rugby is a full contact disability team sport and is one of the few sports where both men and women can compete on the same team. A match consists of four eight-minute quarters with four players from each team allowed on the court at any time. Played on a basketball court, the ball is similar to that used in volleyball.

We would like to thank Eveson Charitable Trust, Edgar E Lawley Foundation, Bernard Piggott Charitable Trust, Heart of England, Grimmitt Trust, The Michael Marsh Charitable Trust and Tesco Bags for Help for their support with the project.

If you are interested in joining Bournville Rugby‘s wheelchair rugby team, please click HERE to contact Sam.

Community Group specialise in aiding the enrichment, well-being and health of our communities through wide-ranging and exceptional programmes that engage local businesses, charities and sports clubs and in turn support their individual community engagement. If you would like to know more about how Community Group can support your club, please get in touch by clicking HERE.