About Norfolk Knights

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A New 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

 

Formal classification

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?

Whilst longer-term we would love to be able to field a classifiable team in a competitive league, we are first and foremost about 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.

We also encourage able-bodied volunteers to join us to train, become assistants, chair mechanics, coaches and referees.

Our club insurance covers both disabled and able-bodied players.

Some Of Our Members

Carl

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Shannon

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Anything is possible...

12

Players in a team (max)

4

On court at any one time

40

Seconds to score

4*8

Minute quarters

The Extended Team

Jerry Stone

Jerry acts as Norfolk RFU representative for Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby Club.

James Herrieven

James has played rugby for over 15 years with Norwich Union and has been intrigued by Wheelchair Rugby ever since first watching Murderball in 1995.

He recently took on the role of Secretary for Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby Club.

Luke White

Luke is a former GB Wheelchair Rugby player and coach who helped organise and run the taster sessions for Norfolk Knights on behalf of GBWR.

Luke continues to offer his coaching expertise to the club in a personal capacity.

Upcoming training sessions

Date
From
Until
Saturday 21st July 2018
11:00
13:30
NOTE: Training period increased by 30 minutes from July 7th.
Saturday 28th July 2018
11:00
13:30
Saturday 4th August 2018
11:00
13:30
Saturday 11th August 2018
11:00
13:30
Training Venue
Wymondham Leisure Centre, Norwich Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0NT

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