Last September we were able to announce that The Dragons would be adding Wheelchair Rugby to our regular line up. “Murderball” chairs don’t come cheap and so we turned to the amazing organisation that is Wooden Spoon for help in order to purchase enough chairs to field a team.
Today we were able to officially take delivery of our fantastic chairs from the charity, and our nearest rivals The Caledonian Crushers came along too, giving our guys a taste of what it’s like to go up against seasoned players!
The highlight of the morning was having Dr James Robson, British & Irish Lions and Scottish Rugby Union Team Doctor present the chairs to the club on behalf of Wooden Spoon.
This marks a great milestone for the Dragons as we can now offer sporting opportunities to anyone who wishes to take part, regardless of their level of ability, something that Club Chairperson Elizabeth Ferris feels strongly about;
“As a Club, Dundee Dragons was formed in order to provide Tayside’s active wheelchair users the opportunity to get fit, have fun and develop their skills, all through the medium of team sport.
Up until now we have been unable to fully cater for our members who also have impairment in their upper limbs; but thanks to the amazing generosity of Wooden Spoon, these players now have the equipment necessary in order to get the most out their training going forward.”
Thank You Wooden Spoon!