A NEW wheelchair rugby club is to be set up in Cumbria after a successful trial.

A series of taster sessions have been held in Penrith Leisure Centre and now Gary Pettit, the man behind the venture, will be setting up a new club.

As an armed forces veteran, Gary has been supported with the taster sessions by Richie Hinson, the Forces Link Coordinator at Cumbria CVS and Dale Thomson, Regional Development Officer at Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR), the National Governing Body (NGB) for wheelchair rugby.

If you’re interested in taking part, or being involved in the development of the club, please contact Gary Pettit on 07907 910 197 or email gpfrench73@gmail.com