Welcome to the Witney Wolves SEN Tag Rugby website. The Wolves, part of Witney RFC, are a special needs tag rugby team for boys and girls aged 7 and upwards. Additional info on a dedicated web site go to www.witney-wolves.org.uk.
Tag rugby is a safe, fun and exciting variation of non-contact rugby. Players wear belts around their waist and two Velcro tags are attached to each hip. We welcome new faces so come and join us and have some fun at Witney Rugby Club on Sunday mornings 10.30 - 11.30 (season September to May).
We have a member base of 15 who attend regularly and who have a range of disabilities from downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and mild learning difficulties. Witney Wolves cater for all needs and abilities to provide the children with opportunities to grow in confidence, develop social skills, get fit and make friends.
The Wolves are led by three volunteer coaches and are, at the moment, working towards attending and taking part in a special needs tag rugby tournament, this year in Bristol. By attending the festival we have found the children gain self esteem, some independence and a sense of value and self worth.
We are continuously raising funds to provide kit for new members, a sports wheelcchair and being able to send the team and their carers to the International Festival each year and are extremely grateful for all support given.
To give us an idea of who's been visiting, you can write in the guestbook.
To see our Player of the week go to Awards.
A message from our Chairman:
The children have come back full of enthusiasm and excitement, which is excellent for our 3 wonderful coaches!! Our team has increased to 16 which we hope will grow further over the coming months.
This will be an exciting season for us as we are hosting the 2013 SEN International Tag Rugby Festival on 24th/25th May 2013. A lot of hard work (and fundraising!), but very exciting. The children have benefited so much from playing tag rugby and you can visibly see how they have grown in confidence. The Wolves is for our special children as will be the festival next year, please support us in any way that you can.