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Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team

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Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team

The Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team represents Great Britain in international wheelchair rugby. Great Britain is the most successful team in European competition, winning five gold medals at the European Championship.


Great Britain has competed in every wheelchair rugby tournaments at the Paralympic Games, first when it was a demonstration sport in 1996, then since it entered the Official program in 2000.[1]

Great Britain is the host of the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, and for the wheelchair rugby event, the host country directly qualifies, as long as it has a rank on the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Ranking List [1], closing 31 January 2012.[2]

Competitive record

Past Rosters

The Great Britain players at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

2008 Paralympic Games:

2012 Paralympic Games:


  1. ^ Athlete Search Results – GBR – Wheelchair Rugby, The historical results database at the Official website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^ Qualification Criteria – WR, International Paralympic Committee, 2010

External links

  • Team GB at GBWR
  • From Murderball to medals in 2012? (video) at BBC London

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