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Disability Rugby

This is a game for everyone in Wales.

Over the next three years we will increase and enhance regular engagement and participation, across all ages, formats and competitions, in strong vibrant ‘clubs’ and educational settings that retain the values of rugby and provide EVERYONE with ‘Positive Rugby Experiences’ whilst contributing to the long-term health and wellbeing of society.

This is a plan to grow, develop and enhance the offer of rugby union in Wales by modifying the traditional approach and ensuring we are inclusive and engaging to all people and communities.

The Disability Rugby Landscape highlights the opportunities available to participants.

A diagram of the Disability Rugby Landscape in Wales

 

WRU Disability Engagement Objectives:

  • To determine the contribution that the WRU can make toward the inclusive forms of the game for disabled people, including deaf rugby, Unified (mixed ability) rugby and wheelchair rugby;
  • To ensure that the community game is inclusive for disabled people, including playing, officiating, refereeing, coaching, volunteering and supporting;
  • To identify the steps that will need to be taken to ensure that the WRU workforce and wider ‘family’ are supported and upskilled to adopt a more inclusive approach to rugby;
  • To ensure that the WRU’s governance is reflective and responsive to the needs of disabled people;
  • To identify how the WRU can contribute to other disability sport pathways, including but not exclusively Paralympic, Deaflympic and Intellectual Disability.

Download our disability strategy 2017 – 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Darren Carew
WRU Disability Rugby Coordinator
07787 836 116
dcarew@wru.wales
Twitter @disrugbydc

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