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Catching the rugby bug
8:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
INSPIRATIONAL Team GB Paralympian star Aaron Phipps visited the disability charity Enham Trust to meet residents and introduce them to wheelchair rugby.
The sporting superhero took on Team Enham Trust as braver disabled residents gave the fast and furious wheelchair rugby sport a go.
Aaron said: “They were brilliant!
“A few of them were more extreme than I was expecting, but they all gave it a good go and it was quite an even match.
“My aim is to give a taste of sport to people who haven’t played before.
“It’s all about raising the profile of disabled sports.
“Life is all about making positive choices and creating your own opportunities.”
Adrian Money, who lives at Enham Trust said: “It was the first time any of us had played wheelchair rugby.
“I reckon we gave it a pretty good go.”
Watched by a large crowd which included members of Andover Rugby Club, Aaron also released 1,000 balloons to mark the charity’s rebrand.
The historic charity is taking on a more contemporary image to better reflect its plans for growth and expanding horizons for all disabled people.
Enham Trust chairman, Khalid Aziz, said: “Aaron told a very inspiring story, one which resonated with the charity’s own values in supporting disabled people in their journey to independence.”
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