Shropshire Rugby Rebels-Disability Tag Rugby Group
Meeting Address: Telford College of Arts and Technology Sports Dome,
Haybridge Road,Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 2NP
Facebook Page: Shropshire Rugby Rebels – Disability Tag Rugby Group
The Shropshire Rugby Rebels are a non-contact Tag Rugby group (Charity Number 1126425), created for children and young adults who have some form of a special need. The group meet each Tuesday during term time at TCAT at 7 pm (£2 per session) allowing all participants to have fun, get fit, build confidence and build essential team work skills in a safe environment.
Tag Rugby is a non-contact sport which helps boost self-esteem whilst helping with hand and eye co-ordination. Often these special needs children would miss out on this vital out of hours activity which is not freely available to them because of their complex needs. Each year there is a tournament in which teams from all over the UK and Ireland participate, which in 2015 will be hosted by The Shropshire Rugby Rebels. Given the cost of hosting such a large event, this will be no small achievement.
The club is run by the parents of the participants with the help of volunteers and under the guidance of the Telford Hornets RFC. These dedicated parents and volunteers have ensured that the group goes from strength to strength and continues to provide this essential safe environment for children and young people with special needs to have fun and exercise.