Bealies Adpative Wear are delighted to announce that following our newly formed friendship with Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby club, we have decided to sponsor their entry to the GBWR 5s Summer 2023 competition.
About Norfolk Knights
An alternative Wheelchair Sport For Norfolk
Norfolk Knights are a Wheelchair Rugby club (est. 2016) with the aim of bringing this exciting Wheelchair Sport to Norfolk.
In forming this club we have tried to take account of some of the key barriers to participation, and actively reduce or remove them, in order to build and promote an inviting club environment:
- We’re creating the opportunity
- We’re providing the key equipment
- We’re selecting accessible locations/venues
- We’re focussed on minimising member costs
To be eligible to play wheelchair rugby in a league, athletes must have some form of disability with a loss of function in both the upper and lower limbs.
The majority of wheelchair rugby athletes have spinal cord injuries at the level of their cervical vertebrae.
Other eligible players have multiple amputations, polio, or neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, some forms of muscular dystrophy, or Guillain–Barré syndrome, among other medical conditions.
Who can play for norfolk knights?
First and foremost we are focussed on building a social team for both male and female disabled participants.
We are open to anyone from the age of 18 interested in learning more about the game.
For those interested in playing competitive matches, we field a team in the GBWR WR5s tournament which is played over the summer months.
We also encourage able-bodied volunteers to join us to train, become assistants, chair mechanics, coaches and referees.
Some Of Our Members
We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship and support we receive from the following individuals and organisations:
Upcoming Training Sessions
Norfolk Knights v Northampton Saints / Leicester Tigers / Coventry Stampede
Arena Sports, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB
It's great to be back training again under the 'Return To Play' guidelines produced by Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby!
Also really nice to see some new faces looking to join the Wheelchair Rugby family..
After an intense weekend of Wheelchair Rugby, with close fought games against Newcastle Falcons, H4H Endeavour, Berkshire Banshees, Bournemouth and Coventry WRC, Norfolk Knights finish by topping the WR5s Championship table and winning promotion to the Premiership.