See What Happened @ International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament In Budapest

  • 24 Jan 2014 9:00 AM
See What Happened @ International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament In Budapest
This is not for the fainthearted. It had all the fire and passion you expect in a game of rugby but on two wheels. The competitors take no prisoners, and if you get in the way of these flying wheels, then be sure, you are tough enough to take it. I was hopping about and that was just on the side-lines.

Click here to see a photo gallery of the event

The “Maximus Project” was created by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) and was organized by the Wildboars Wheelchair Rugby Association for the very first time in Europe. The essence of the program (which is from 22 Jan till 25th Jan 2014) is to provide training for the countries, which are developing in the sport in a week-long clinic, and a tournament where the participant teams can face each other.

Teams of Greece, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel and Russia will represent their countries beside Hungary. The supporters of the event are The Hungarian Paralympics Committee and the Ministry of Human Resources. The patron is Dr. István Simicskó, State Secretary of Sport and Youth Affairs.

The goal is that this event will give a boost to the sport and in a few years, Hungary might have its own national team. So if you think are tough enough, then you are half way there to being good enough!

Words and photos by Russell Skidmore for
After an extensive career in advertising - as an Art Director & Creative Director in London, Paris and Budapest for leading agencies - Russel transferred the skills and knowledge gained to the development of his own successful company covering wedding, event, PR and portrait photography:

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