June 2010

Andy Barrow: Canada Cup Report

We arrived in Montreal a day after Hamilton and Button’s one-two in the F1, looking to pick up where they’d left off. Brutal heat courtside and a punishing schedule really ramped up the pressure on GB in their final warm up tournament before Worlds.

Nigel Goddard: Believe In Yourself

What sport?

Andy Barrow: Hijack on the River Thames

I had no idea what to expect as I travelled by Coach to the Hilton Hotel at London Bridge. All we had been told was that we were required to remain atcCamp over the weekend for a filming assignment. Working with the media isn’t uncommon for us as athletes and any publicity we can get is welcomed as it can only throw more light on our sport and us. The thing is, the press normally come to us and it’s all fairly standard stuff. They ask questions, we give answers, nobody is particularly controversial etc…

Andy Barrow: Hijack on the River Thames

I had no idea what to expect as I travelled by Coach to the Hilton Hotel at London Bridge. All we had been told was that we were required to remain atcCamp over the weekend for a filming assignment. Working with the media isn’t uncommon for us as athletes and any publicity we can get is welcomed as it can only throw more light on our sport and us. The thing is, the press normally come to us and it’s all fairly standard stuff. They ask questions, we give answers, nobody is particularly controversial etc…

Travis Murao and Nigel Goddard: "Inspirational"

One of the goals of the 2010WWRC blog is to bring to light stories that do not often get attention in the traditional news media. We want the blog to spark debate about issues within the wheelchair rugby community and to challenge conventional beliefs about the sport. Today, two of our bloggers tackle the subject of the "I word:" inspirational. As Canadian national team member Travis Muro and British referee and super-fan Nigel Goddard discover, this word is a contentious one.

 

Travis Murao: Preparing for the Canada Cup

The last month has gone by in a blur! The USQRA National Championship was an exciting and hard-fought affair where the University of Arizona finished a disappointing third after battling the San Diego Sharp (the eventual winners) to a heartbreaking double overtime loss. Some much deserved props go out to Ian Chan's Portland Pounders who finished second (we'll get you next year!).

Andy Barrow: Suns, Sevens and Stoke

Summer finally seems to have arrived and Thursday 20th was my first chance to enjoy a day in the sun when I was invited to attend the Lloyds Rugby 7’s Tournament with “Chaucer” who are one of my sponsors. Chaucer were just one of forty teams competing (all subsidiaries of the Lloyd’s Group) at Richmond Rugby Club in West London.