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Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships
International wheelchair rugby
league returned to Medway Park in 2015 with
the staging of the European Championships from 23-26
The action kicked-off with England
competing against France for the Kielty/Fassolette Trophy, which
England won comprehensively 56-26.
From Thursday through to Saturday, France,
England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland competed in a gruelling
schedule of four matches a day.
The atmosphere was electric throughout the
tournament with a total of over 2,000 spectators being enthralled
by amazing performances from all team players. During the final
match more than 100 people also tuned into the live
Some 900 Medway school children also took the
opportunity to come along and be inspired by live
international sport. St Benedicts Primary School said: "The staff
were superb, giving us such a warm and friendly welcome. The
children will be talking about this for many days, months and years
Stoke Community School added: "The
children have been inspired to want to take up rugby and I'm sure
they will produce great pieces of writing from the day."
tournament favourites England and World Champions France met in the
final showdown on Saturday evening. Both teams demonstrated
impressive skill and determination throughout a tense game.
The sell-out crowd were on their feet contributing to an amazing
At full-time both teams were tied on 24
points, taking the final into golden points. Within the first
few minutes, England’s Jack Brown found the space to break
through with a golden try. Victory was