Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club In World Record Attempt

On Saturday, March 17th The Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club will attempt to play Wheelchair Rugby for 25+ hours to beat the current record set by a club in Poland.

They will be the first British Team (We think) to ever attempt beating the record and money raised will be divided between ourselves, The Royal Signals Benevolent Fund and Cakes 4 Casualties. All 3 organisations help injured service men and women in their different ways and we thought it would be a good idea to help them along their road to recovery. The idea was born from Dave Wilkinson who is ex-Royal Signals himself.

The Destroyers start their record attempt at 1pm on Saturday, March 17th and will run till at least 2.30pm on Sunday, March 18th. If at all possible we will try and go on as much as we can. The Destroyers have at least 18 players on the day and the Royal Signals and 4com will be providing players to play against them.

4com are the sponsors of the event and Rossmore Leisure Centre’s Manager Sean Gabriel has donated the hall hire for free. 

It will put Dorset well and truly on the map for Wheelchair Rugby, and it will also give more publicity to the sport itself. Whilst it’s a small sport compared to something like Rugby, it was the most-watched Paralympic Sport on TV and this is all a part of Nick Coombs’s idea to build a Centre of Disability Sporting Excellence in Poole for the South of England. “We need to build the clubs and show that there is demand before we can get funding, and this massive event will help attract players to the club and the sport itself”

Attached is the link to the video promoting the event.

Contact The Dorset Destroyers 07747 586006

[email protected]