1st Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament

by imas in Bradford

Players with & without Learning & Physical Disabilities in all teams. 400 Players 10 Countries 5 days 1 Host City, Bradford. Rugby for All

by imas in Bradford

We did it
On 22nd June 2015 we successfully raised £50,236 with 132 supporters in 35 days

New stretch target

The initial £50,000 will cover accommodaton for 400 overseas participants at the MARWT Village at Bradford university. However, we also need funding to meet local transporation costs for the teams to and from the games at Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club, hospitality and subsistence.


Project aim

To secure funding for accomodation and hospitality at Bradford University for the four hundred disabled and able bodied participants of the first ever Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament (MARWT).

About the project

RUGBY FOR ALL - Players with & without Learning & Physical Disabilities in all teams. 400 Players 10 Countries 5 days 1 Host City, Bradford.

The Tournament organisers are International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) working with the Bumble Bees RUFC, Englands 1st Mixed Ability Rugby Team. The squad evolved as the result of one young man’s determination to play full contact rugby despite his Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities.

In 2009 Anthony Brooke a student of the Workers Educational Association (WEA) worked with his Tutor to overcome his rejection from his local rugby club and contacted the RFU Development Office.

Able- bodied players soon joined to offer experience, advice and to facilitate a faster more exciting game of full contact rugby. The team still attracts players of all levels including those who had previously 'hung up their boots'!

Mixed Ability is an innovative concept which allows players with Learning or Physical Disabilities and non disabled players to play together in the same full contact XV a side game. In 2014 IMAS co-ordinated the first international gathering of European Mixed Ability Rugby clubs, interest is now global with a delegation from Argentina attending the MARWT.

Former Sport and Tourism Minister Helen Grant gave enthusiastic support  for the  IMAS led initiative and helped secure financial backing from the Department of Culture Media and Sport to improve accessibility at the Bradford and Bingley Rugby Ground.

Helen Grant  MP (centre) with Bumbles players and coaches at the Department of of Culture, Media and Sport.

 The competition will be held from the 17th to 21st August in the lead up to the official Rugby World Cup Games in September. Over 400 players and delegates from 10 nations have already confirmed their attendance at the free event.

Yorkshire MPs were united in their support for the games following in the success of last year’s Grande depart. Longstanding Bradford MP and former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe said Raising awareness of disabilities and promoting well being through sport is something that I have always believed in and I hope will attract support from all sections of society.”

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

Pledge anonymously. £1 not enough? Pledge more once you have selected an option, we are grateful for your support!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A postcard to thank you for believing in our project!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A postcard to thank you and a Limited Edition MARWT baseball cap to wear and show your support.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

A postcard to thank you and a Limited Edition MARWT t-shirt to wear and show your support.

£80 or more

£80 Reward

A postcard to thank you and a Limited Edition MARWT hoodie to wear and show your support

£150 or more

2 of 3 claimed

£150 Reward

A postcard to thank you & 10 match tickets to a game of your choice at Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls or Yorkshire Carnegie – Tickets are for next seasons games

£200 or more

£200 Reward

A postcard to thank you, a Limited Edition MARWT hoodie and your name shared (with up to 10 names) on an 8' x4' board in a prominent position at the ground and for the whole 2015/16 season

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A postcard to thank you and a full 12' pitch side board with the MARWT logo and your name, a personalised message or company logo. Board will remain in place for the 2015/16 Rugby Season.

£1,000 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Exclusive Tournament pre-launch dinner for a table of 10 at a top hotel in the Bradford district. With a champagne reception, three course dinner including wine. Entertainment from an exceptional comedian and a headline speaker from the world of rugby. (Date is confirmed as July 3rd 2015).

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

10 match tickets plus 10 hospitality places at a game of Rhinos, Bulls or Yorkshire Carnegie, plus a coaching session by Yorkshire Carnegie players of your choice. This coaching session can be used by the sponsor themselves, or as corporate team building or with one of their community partners- Packages are for next season

£20,000 or more

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£20,000 Reward

The "money can't buy Platinum Package."10 match tickets plus 10 hospitality places at a game of Rhinos, Bulls or Yorkshire Carnegie plus a coaching session for either your team or company by Yorkshire Carnegie players. Legend of the game, Sir Ian McGeechan, or John Bentley (former RU/RL player and match day entertainer) to meet you and your guests with a motivational/team talk type event, plus signed merchandise from the Club of your choice


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