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LTTV Special | Wheelchair rugby team return to training

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In an LTTV special, the club’s head of community Scott Clarke caught up with Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby chairman Rob Tarr speaking live from their first training session since March.

At a time when access is restricted across a number of sports, Scott and Rob spoke via a video call live from the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, where members of the wheelchair rugby team were training as the sport continues its return to play.

Having not played competitively since the outbreak of the pandemic back in March, team members have had to keep themselves fit via home workouts and communication on zoom.

With a number of disabilities and highly vulnerable personnel involved around the club, the first session back is a momentous occasion for the club, as Rob Tarr explains in his chat with Scott.

“We’re just happy to be back, we can only train with six team members at a time and there are a lot of safety protocols we have to adhere too. 

“We’re the first wheelchair rugby club to be back training so it’s testament to all the volunteers and staff at the leisure centre 

“There is a long road to go as we are at stage one of a six in our return to competitive games, but just to be back on the court means so much to us all.”

Rob and Scott also paid tribute to team member Ian Bragg, who sadly passed away at the start of October following a battle with cancer.

You can watch the full interview from 8.00pm this evening below, or via the club’s social media channels.