Good luck to Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team in the 2022 World Championships

We wish all the best The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team in the World Championships which is taking place in DGI Huset Vejle, Denmark from 10 until 16 October 2022.  The Paralympic champions, Great Britain, got off to a flying start in their first game on 10th October against Switzerland.

The score was GB 66 v Switzerland 43. Player of the match Jamie Stead said “First win of the World Championships under our belts and a full Leicester tigers line up on court to see the game out making Tigers’ history …. Germany up next”. The Great Britain team will be playing Germany on Tuesday 11th October at 7.15pm BST.

The 11 teams competing against each other are GB, United States, Denmark, Switzerland, Brazil, New Zealand, Colombia, France, Japan, Germany and Australia.

GB team coach Paul Shaw said:

“Since Tokyo we have been working on developing new players from our Talent pathway, exposing them to the top teams. The new players stepped up and have challenged the senior players which has made selection the toughest we’ve had for a few years.

I’m very excited to be leading this team to the World Championships and believe we have a squad who could make history again and win in Denmark.”

GB continued their winning streak with their second match against Germany on 11th October.

They also made it three wins in a row with a closely fought match against New Zealand on 12th October.

The scores were very close in their following two games – they scored 54 against France’s 55 point win on October 12th and 49 against USA’s 55 on October 13th. They now face Australia in the Quarter Finals on October 14th

Photo of GBWR team during match against USA on 13th October 2022 World Championships Denmark

Here is the full GB squad for the World Championships

Kylie Grimes0.5London WRC
Jonathan Coggan0.5London WRC
Jack Smith0.5Tigers WRC
Ryan Cowling1.0West Coast WRC
Nick Cummins1.5Tigers WRC
Gavin Walker2.0Tigers WRC
Kieran Flynn2.0Tigers WRC
Jamie Stead2.5Tigers WRC
Ayaz Bhuta2.5West Coast WRC
Ollie Mangion3.0London WRC
Aaron Phipps3.5London WRC
Stuart Robinson3.5West Coast WRC

Competition schedule

Here is the match schedule if you would like to keep up to date with the games – all times in BST. All of the games are broadcast live and you can watch from here.

Monday 10 October18:15GBSwitzerland
Tuesday 11 October19:15GermanyJapan
Wednesday 12 October11:15New ZealandGB
Wednesday 12 October19:15GBFrance
Thursday 13 October19:15GBUnited States
Jane Emmerson of Get Kids Going! with the GB Wheelchair Rugby Team

Get Kids Going! are very proud long term supporters of the GB wheelchair rugby team and the last two years have been particularly hard for all athletes, so your fundraising really means so much.

The Great British Wheelchair Rugby Team winning Gold at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

We are so proud of the team and were delighted when they won Gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. We will be in Denmark cheering on the team for their game against the USA on Thursday.

We wish them the best of luck with the World Championships and hope they bring home some more medals.