RMA Sport, the sport wheelchair manufacturer based in Wales, has renewed its partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR).
The company first partnered with GBWR, the national governing body for wheelchair rugby in England, Scotland and Wales, following the London 2012 Paralympic Games to support GBWR’s vision to grow the game and make it accessible for more disabled people.
Since then the two organisations have journeyed together, with the number of GBWR teams expanding from seven in 2012 to 30 today.
Wheelchair rugby development programmes are also delivered in spinal injury units, schools, military rehabilitation centres and in a number of charitable foundations attached to able-bodied rugby clubs.
RMA Sport Director Simon Dalton said: “We are extremely proud to extend our association and partnership with GBWR. The company is delighted to have been successful in its tender bid to continue to work with the governing body at all levels within this exciting and fast-growing sport.
“We are looking forward to building on the success achieved to date and look forward to growing the partnership with GBWR further over the next four years.”
David Pond, chief executive of GBWR commented: “The RMA tender bid was impressive and reflected the deep understanding the company has of our sport and the vision it shares with us to build wheelchair rugby communities and help address the many inequalities disabled people experience.”
RMA Sport has provided rugby chairs for individuals and clubs throughout Europe, to the Invictus Games teams, Lord’s Taverners Junior Programme, and the Welsh Rugby Union.