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Dorset wheelchair rugby club hope to set new world record

Grace McGowan

Published at 9:00am 17th March 2018.

A Weymouth woman, left paralysed after a car crash three years ago, will be hoping for a place in the Guinness World Record Books.

26-year-old Grace McGowan plays for The Dorset Destoryers, a wheelchair rugby club.

Today sees the start of their challenge to play for 26 hours non-stop in an attempt to beat the current world record.

Grace told Wessex FM the club has played a huge part in helping her adjust to her life changing injuries: "The banter and the team mates and just the lovely atmosphere made me feel like I could do something. It's a great sport and I've grown to love it."

The club are also hoping to raise £10,000 to buy new rugby wheelchairs to enable more disabled people in the county to take up the sport.

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