BT Wheelchair Rugby National Championship title joy for Welwyn Garden City duo

GB Wheelchair rugby player Chris Ryan

GB Wheelchair rugby player Chris Ryan - Credit: Jason Senior

Two wheelchair rugby players from Welwyn Garden City tasted national glory at the Copper Box Arena on Monday.

GB vice-captain Chris Ryan and Matt Hignett both played for London WRC Storm in the BT Wheelchair Rugby National Championships 2015.

The final saw a close encounter as Storm defeated London WRC Crusaders 45-43.

Speaking to the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Hignett said: “Winning in the first final I have competed in felt brilliant.

“Playing alongside Chris, the vice captain of GB, instills a winning mentality throughout the team and just breeds confidence.”

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Wheelchair Rugby is a Paralympic sport with GB hoping to qualify for Rio 2016 by finishing in the top two at the European Championships later this year.

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