GB Wheelchair Rugby at Naidex National 2013

David AnthonyWheelchair Rugby demonstrations from some of the stars of London 2012 – at Naidex over the course of a fun-packed three days

30 April to 2 May 2013, NEC Birmingham

Members of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby will attend this year’s Naidex National. They will be appearing as guests of Roma Medical (stand B140), who have been developing specialist youth chairs for the organisation.  Naidex takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 30 April to 2 May.

Rugby lessons and wheelchair demonstrations by the GBWR players – some of whom represented Great Britain in the 2012 Paralympic Games – will take place across the three days of Naidex in the purpose built sports court area [stand C175).

Wheelchair Rugby Paralympian David Anthony, famed for his blue Mohican, will be at the show on 1st May providing an insight into what it’s like to play a hard-hitting sport at international level and his experiences at London 2012 Paralympic games.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take home a little bit of Paralympian history, at the end of each day, with a prize draw to win a Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby signed shirt.

David Pond, Chief Executive of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, comments, “Naidex is a good opportunity for Wheelchair Rugby fans to see the sport close up and meet some of the players that were stars of London 2012.  After the fantastic summer of sport we had last year, I hope their appearance here will help inspire a new generation of athletes.”

Fiona Davies, event director for Naidex National (organised by i2i Events Group) added: “Anyone interested in the Paralympics and checking out the best equipment to support their sporting ambitions should come along to Naidex National. Having members of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby at the show demonstrating Roma wheelchairs in a rugby court is hugely exciting and we’re hoping visitors will be inspired by the team’s achievements and their appearance at the show.”

Roma Medical is a leading manufacturer and supplier of mobility and rehabilitation products in the UK see

Naidex is the best place to see and try out thousands of products from over 300 exhibitors. Running over three days at the NEC in Birmingham, it is the UK’s largest disability, homecare and rehabilitation event and is free to attend.

About Naidex National (

Naidex National takes place at NEC Birmingham from 30 April to 2 May 2013 and over 10,000 visitors are expected. It is the UK’s largest disability, homecare and rehabilitation event for those working in healthcare and for people seeking the latest assisted living devices. The exhibition showcases the industry’s latest products and services to support care in the health service, at home and in care homes. A conference programme of free seminars across three theatres offers FREE learning and the latest thinking from leading specialists. The Care Management Conference has been added to the event’s conference programme for 2013.

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