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21 Apr 2015

Loughborough University in London supports Wheelchair Rugby Champs

This year’s BT Wheelchair Rugby National Championships provides the perfect opportunity for family and friends to head to the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for what promises to be a weekend of fast and furious sporting action.

Supported by Loughborough University in London and hosted at the Copper Box Arena from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May, why not use your bank holiday weekend to come along and witness live world class sport in one of the showcase venues of London 2012. And what’s more, tickets are free!

Nicknamed ‘murderball’, wheelchair rugby is exciting to watch due to its fast pace, physical nature and complex tactics and the championships will see Great Britain’s top teams compete across a host of cup and shield competitions.

The event also marks 150 days to go until we open our campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the Copper Box being just a five minute walk from our new university building. The championship will also showcase four of the five specialisms on offer at Loughborough University in London; Design, Digital Technologies, Innovation, and of course sport.

Loughborough University in London staff will be joined by current Loughborough students who will be discussing their experiences learning from some of the world's pioneering researchers and leading innovators at our Loughborough campus. Professor Vicky Tolfrey’s team from the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport will also be in attendance.

Recruitment staff will be on hand to provide information on the programmes offered by our institutes and discuss the funding options available at our London campus, opening in September 2015.

Event timings:

Saturday 2nd May: 11am – 6pm

Sunday 3rd May: 11am – 6pm

Monday 4th May: 9am – 2pm

The event is open access, so no need to book in advance, just simply turn up on the day and enjoy the action. For more information visit      

Notes for editors

Article reference number: April News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

Contact for all media enquiries

Pete Matthews
PR Officer (Sport)
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228686