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

PUBLISHED: 18:02 05 May 2015 | UPDATED: 18:23 05 May 2015

GB Wheelchair rugby player Chris Ryan

GB Wheelchair rugby player Chris Ryan


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.”

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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