Southern Spinal Injuries Trust
Southern Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT) are delighted to announce that they will be holding a ‘Murderball’ Day at Exeter University on 24 April 2020, sponsored by Enable Law. Murderball is also known as Wheelchair Rugby
James Price of MurderballRugby.com, who will be organising the day, is an experienced wheelchair rugby player turned coach. He is currently coaching Gloucester Rugby’s Wheelchair Team.
James had a severe spinal injury in 1999, breaking his neck at C6 level, rendering him quadriplegic and paralysed below the chest and to a degree in all 4 limbs. He has played wheelchair sport for 15 years and represented The UK in 2 different sports (wheelchair rugby and Wheelchair marathon), carried the Paralympic Torch in 2012. James, who grew up in Brixham, Torbay worked as a chef and was training to be a fireman at the time of his injury, said
“Charities that help people like me to regain a life after a devastating injury, are second to none in my opinion. I live a happy, independent and fulfilled life after once believing it was all over. SSIT helped me get there, it’s only right that I help give something back. These events are so much fun. They raise money, yet also raise awareness of disability in a friendly team building environment.”
Able-bodied teams of up to 10, from the South West, will be taking part, with 4 players on court at any one time. The aim of the day is to have fun and to assist corporate teams with team building and staff motivation. Training for each team will be conducted by experienced Murderball players before teams are allowed on court. Following the day’s sport, Teams will be attending a Gala Dinner at Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, Estuary Suite.
Rob Antrobus of Enable Law, the sponsors of the day, said “as a Law Firm specialising in medical law, serious injury and mental capacity, we appreciate the importance of sport and team building as part of the development of individuals and corporates”.
Companies can enter a team of up to ten staff to play a day of wheelchair rugby, building team skills, challenging their perceptions, and appreciating wheelchair sport. The cost, including a table for ten at the dinner is £1250. Dinner includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal, tea and coffee, raffle prizes, auction, licensed bar till 1 am and dancing with music from Torbay local legend DJ Mr Fish! Individual dinner places available for £75, or table of ten for £700