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GBWR Talent Development Squad application closes this week

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GBWR Talent Search: Player nominations now open for the GBWR Talent Development Squad 2015. Calling all aspiring players who have the ambition to play for GB we are looking for all classifications and there is currently no age.  Nomination deadline date 1 May 2015. Nomination forms can be requested and returned to Lee Stutely at the Event Desk.  Thank you.

Flyer looking for development players. Image credit: GBWR

The GBWR Talent Development Squad application closes this week on May 1.  Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby has no age limits on players, gender, nor on classification for the development squad.  Players selected for the squad will be put into the pipeline to potentially represent the country as a member of the national team, which competes in events like the Paralympic Games and the world championships.



Past players on the development squad have included Luke Twizell, Ayaz Bhuta, Muhammad Islam, Paul McDerby, and Jonathan Coggan. At least five members of the current squad came up through the development system.


The national team is currently ranked fifth in the world.  Great Britain finished fifth at the 2012 Summer Paralympics at the home hosted Games.  Last year, the team finished fifth at the 2014 IWRF World Championships in Denmark after defeating the hosts 52 – 48 in the 5th/6th placement game.


Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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