About the Crushers
Having been inspired by Michael Kerr, the only Scottish player in the GB Wheelchair Rugby Team, Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club was established in September 2011.
The club’s aim is to get as many people as possible involved with wheelchair rugby in Scotland. Whether you just want to train for the social and health benefits of playing a team sport or want to aim for the elite level of Team GB, the club will support you along the way. Our team, the Caledonian Crushers, made their competitive debut at the GBWR National Champioships in June 2012 against teams from all over the UK and will enter the GBWR League for the 2012/2013 season.
As well as the excitement and adrenaline of a fast paced, action filled, full contact sport, there are many other benefits to joining our club. Playing wheelchair rugby can help you improve your strength and fitness and this can also carry over into your everyday life making activities like transfers, dressing, and wheelchair skills easier. As well as the physical benefits, wheelchair rugby can help build your confidence and you will get to experience the support that a team sport can bring.
Being the only club in Scotland, the Caledonian Crushers wheelchair rugby club currently has players from all over Central Scotland including Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Perth, Alloa, Edinburgh and Galashiels.
The club currently trains every Tuesday evening 7-9 at the Commonwealth Arena, or Glasgow Club Gorbals when the Arena is unavailable. Get in touch to check where we are training if you want to come along.
Check out our ‘Get Involved’ section to find out more about the different ways that you can be part of the club.