Four of the world’s best Wheelchair Rugby teams have arrived in London to compete in the London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament this week, a test event for the Paralympic Games and part of the London Prepares series.
The London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament is taking place on the Olympic Park from 18-19 April.
Australia, Sweden, Canada and Great Britain - ranked second, fourth, fifth and sixth in the world respectively - will go head to head in what is one of the most fast and thrilling Paralympic sports.
Taking place from 18-19 April in the Basketball Arena in the Olympic Park, the London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament will give the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) the chance to test its operations, including the field of play, results and scoring systems, and workforce.
Tickets for the event have been given to local schools and colleges, as well as members of the sports governing body. Over 2,000 spectators will enjoy the fierce action over two days of competition.
Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport at LOCOG said: 'The London Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament is the first Paralympic test event of this year and will be a vital test of our operations. Wheelchair Rugby is an exciting sport and we are delighted to be hosting some of the world’s best teams as well as being able to offer the opportunity to thousands of people from the local area to come and watch the competition.'
For details of the event, visit the London Prepares series website