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More silverware on horizon for LTWR at WR5s

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Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team can add another league title to their trophy cabinet when they head into the final weekend of Wheelchair Rugby 5s Summer League fixture at the end of August. 

Following on from a successful Summer League in 2018, the tournament is its second year and sees five players on each team take to the court rather than the Paralympic discipline of four. 

Tigers are top of the table with 18 points having won all five of their Premier Division matches which took place at Stoke Mandeville.

With the WR5s Finals Weekend taking place on Aug 31 – Sept 1, Tigers will be aiming to secure another title this season, which has already seen the club retain Super Series Division One title time. 

Six representatives from the club will also be linking up with Great Britain next month to play their part in Team GBs defence of the European Championships in Denmark. 

LTWR players Gavin Walker, Jamie Stead and Nick Cummins will feature in the playing squad with Tigers coaching team Darren Matthews, Rob Tarr and Tigers team mechanic Jonathan Roach joining the coaching staff.

Away from the court, Tigers player and club secretary David Needham is preparing for the challenge of taking on the Great North Run on September 8 to raise money for The Matt Hampson Foundation.

Needham, who has motor neurone disease, is no stranger to long distance challenges having completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in an all-terrain wheelchair as well as the Leicester 10k. 

You can donate to support David by visiting his JustGiving page by clicking here.

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