WARRIORS Community Foundation showcased their ground-breaking sport of Hugby in Germany.

Foundation representatives and Hugby player Matt Lancett visited Blista Blind School, near Marburg, who work closely with New College, Worcester.

Hugby was devised as a totally inclusive sport which can be played by people with a visual impairment.

During the four-day visit more than 150 players aged from nine to 23 were introduced to Hugby including two Paralympians.

“One girl Sarah had only been visually impaired for around 15 months and had never experienced rugby before,” said Simon Northcott, the foundation’s disability lead.

“Despite this she got involved and acted as a support to us, coaching and interpreting for us.

"A huge thanks to Sarah and all the students that took part in the Hugby sessions.

“Blista College is now going to continue this work for a while with our staff visiting on occasions to maintain the continuity of the new friendship between Blista and Warriors.

“A huge shout out too to Hugby player Matt who came on the visit.

“Matt had a stroke around 18 months ago and lost all sight on his left side.

"This had a huge mental effect on Matt who started to withdraw from society and became isolated.

“Hugby provided Matt with the opportunity to socialise and keep fit.

"Despite having never played rugby Matt has grown into Hugby and along with others speaks openly about his difficulties and is assisting with coaching and awareness sessions.”

More information about Hugby can be found at warriors.co.uk.