Andy Barrow: Suns, Sevens and Stoke

Summer finally seems to have arrived and Thursday 20th was my first chance to enjoy a day in the sun when I was invited to attend the Lloyds Rugby 7’s Tournament with “Chaucer” who are one of my sponsors. Chaucer were just one of forty teams competing (all subsidiaries of the Lloyd’s Group) at Richmond Rugby Club in West London.

Andy Barrow: What to do in Karlsruhe?

20 May 2010 10:46

I’m sure I had some free time after getting back from Australia, but right now I’m struggling to remember it! Preparations for Vancouver carry on relentlessly and with the European club season in full swing, it’s hard to find time to catch your breath. Last week I found myself spending a huge amount of time in my car for one reason or another.

Andy Barrow: Super Series Report

04 May 2010 09:59

It was a tough test for GB’s rookies and veterans alike at the Four Nations Super Series last week, where many of the world’s best players suited up and went into battle at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney.

GB’s brief was simple. We had come to develop our most talented new players in games of the highest standard. Opportunities to do this are few and far between but here in Australia, we had eight great chances to do just that. After chair checks and a couple of days of training, tip-off beckoned…

Nigel Goddard: The Biggest Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in the World

Nigel Goddard, referees Lyn Collins (GBR) and Kristin Opiela (GER), and Nigel's son Ricky.

Home at last

My family and I have eventually arrived back home after our extended trip to India over the Easter holiday. We had been stranded there after our flight on the 18th was cancelled because of the volcano, eventually getting home on the 29th.

Andy Barrow: From Power Play to Super Series

Last Tuesday and Wednesday at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff, GBWR rolled our their new “Powerplay” scheme for the second time. The concept is simple; take players of all ability levels from across the UK, divide them up into teams and play Rugby!

Andy Barrow: London Wins the Europa Cup!

After the disappointment of missing the Bernd Best, I arrived in Rheinsberg with only one thing on my mind, winning the Europa Cup with London! This is Europe’s premier club tournament and London would be going for a record fifth title.

Nigel Goddard: Who Are You Here With?

Today, wheelchair rugby super fan Nigel Goddard picks up where he left off by describing how he got involved in wheelchair sports. Nigel came to wheelchair rugby without being personally involved and he shares his unique perspective on this.

Andy Barrow: No Cologne!

Usually I’d begin my entry by telling you what I’ve been up to since I last posted or by reporting on my games at the weekend. London’s latest trip into Europe was to the “Bernd Best” tournament in Cologne and on Thursday morning the team left bright and early… Without me!!!

Travis Murao: Losing a Big One

Travis Murao: Preparing for the Vancouver Invitational

We're excited to announce a new guest blogger: Canadian national-team member Travis Murao. In his first blog post, Travis discusses his preparation for the upcoming Vancouver Invitational, which will run from March 26th to 28th in Burnaby, BC. Admission is free and participants who join the Facebook group "B.C. Wheelchair Sports Booster Club" will receive free pizza during half-time of the 11 a.m. game on Saturday. Not in BC? The games will also be webcast live here. Come cheer on Travis and all the other great athletes!

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