Weʼre raising £2,500 to To enable the England Wheelchair Curling Team to qualify in 2018 and compete in 2019 at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships
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In the last qualification tournament for the World Wheelchair Curling Championships The England Wheelchair Curling Team managed to finish a very creditable 4th place out of 12, just missing out on the Bronze medal and only 2 places below Scotland. England managed to beat Scotland in the round robin game 6-2!
This effort is all the more remarkable considering the improvement from 11th place in 2015 and that they receive no funding at all from any of the sporting bodies, All the funding for Wheelchair Curling goes to the Scottish team.
This year England need to improve by one place in order to qualify and be promoted to the full World Championships.
At the moment the dedicated squad of English Wheelchair Curlers and the coaches are entirely self funding, they have to pay for all their ice rink hire for training, pay all the travel costs and hotel bills to be able to get together to train. They have to try to scrape together the entry fees and air fares to get to the international competitions. All this financial pressure is causing financial hardship to the wheelchair curlers, which forces them to question their resolve to continue putting their families through this pressure.
In order to compete on a level playing field with the other nations The England team need to be able to train together on a weekly basis without the financial worries outlined above. They need to compete at international level to continue gaining experience.
The England team and their coaches work so hard and they are so close to reaching the top flight of Wheelchair Curling but desperately need the funds to be able to train and compete as the y need to.
Please can you support the England Wheelchair Curling Team to by donating whatever you can afford.
With your help we can all be cheering England to be World Champions in 2019
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I am a full time wheelchair user following a motorcycle accident in 2002 and a member of the England Wheelchair Curling Team for the season 2018/19
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