MA Rugby National Roll Out

The National Roll out of Mixed Ability Rugby

IMAS and the England Rugby Partnership.

Since 2009 and the formation of the first English Mixed Ability Rugby Team the founders have been working to expand the participation of everyone in the game regardless of their ability. IMAS has formed a dedicated team of trainers who have used their experience to co-produce a series of presentations for audiences in grassroots rugby clubs, assisting in recruiting and supporting disabled and non-disabled players and providing ongoing advice.

New Mixed Ability Rugby Teams

England Rugby have provided a dedicated RFU Liaison Officer to manage the start-up packages available to new Mixed Ability teams. IMAS and England Rugby have together produced a series of simple video guides outlining the roles and structure of a typical Mixed Ability side.

IMAS have provided a series of Mixed Ability workshops for the Community and Foundation arms of the Premiership teams and continue to offer support during the recruitment and setting up period.

Mixed Ability Rugby provides the perfect opportunity for cultural change within Rugby Union by helping to ensure that already welcoming clubs are able to deliver a truly inclusive playing offer.


IMAS and England Rugby have together produced a series of simple video guides outlining the roles and structure of a typical Mixed Ability side.

IMAS have provided a series of Mixed Ability workshops for the Community and Foundation arms of the Premiership teams and continue to offer support during the recruitment and setting up period.
Mixed Ability Rugby provides the perfect opportunity for cultural change within Rugby Union by helping to ensure that already welcoming clubs are able to deliver a truly inclusive playing offer.

I have cerebral palsy and people werenโ€™t keen when I started to play rugby, now I can run, feel stronger and more independent

Paul Whyatt