World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2015 | Irwin Mitchell | Focus on Spinal Injury

In 2015, we launched our ‘Don’t Quit, Do It’ campaign, encouraging people to use sport in the process of rehabilitation and recovery from serious injury or trauma. This led to a partnership in support of the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2015 (WWRC15), which formed part of the Rugby World Cup Festival. The tournament saw eight teams battle it out to be crowned champions, including 2012 Paralympic Gold medallists Australia, fellow Paralympic medallists Canada and USA, alongside New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, France and hosts Great Britain.

The fast and intensely competitive action took place at the iconic Copper Box Arena, a venue within London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 12-16 October 2015. The final was a dramatic showdown between Canada and USA, with Canada finally emerging as the triumphant team. It was a tremendous evening with Alison Eddy, managing partner in our London office, handing out medals at the prize giving ceremony.