Olympics Tickets: Wheelchair Rugby in the Paralympics

Are you still upset about your measly ticket allocation for the Olympics? Or did you not bother applying because Rugby Sevens doesn’t become an Olympic sport until 2016?

Fear not, because you can apply for tickets to see Wheelchair Rugby in the Paralympics which should make for an incredible event.

To play the sport you have to have some loss of function in at least three limbs, making what these guys do all the more staggering. Two teams of four (squads of 12) play on a basketball-sized court with the aim of carrying the ball over the opposition goal line. Physical contact between wheelchairs is permitted and a major part of the game.

The preliminary stages of the event are taking place over 5th-7th September 2012, with the Semi-Finals and Finals on 8th/9th. All of these are taking place in the Olympic basketball venue.

You have two-and-a-half weeks to apply for tickets between 9th and 26th September 2011, so when you’re watching the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony on the 9th, log on to www.tickets.london2012.com and sign up.

There is also an event taking place in Trafalgar Square the day before the tickets go on sale, involving demonstrations of a number of Paralympic sports, including wheelchair rugby.

International Paralympic Day is an amazing chance to see elite Paralympic sport first-hand, find out more about each of the 20 sports at the Paralympic Games and to meet and see top UK and international Paralympic athletes in action.

This will give people a taster of what they will experience next summer and make them discover new sports which they may not have considered before.

Get involved, support a great event and see some breathtaking action at the same time!