By David Gold

IWRF new_logoApril 7 - The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has unveiled a new website, just a month before the wheelchair rugby test event for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The new website has a host of brand new features, including instructional videos on the sport and its rules.

The IWRF have also unveiled a new logo to coincide with the launch of the new website, which can be easily embedded onto websites.

It is designed to appear simpler and cleaner than before, and features a moving green wheel above the organisation's name and initials, and is available in a range of formats.

"It has had a slight facelift to bring it more up to date," said IWRF President John Bishop.

"We know that it is no longer a one size fits all world, so our designer made sure we had a variety of logo styles that would meet our needs."

The new website has been developed with the help of the International Rugby Board (IRB).

"IRB has provided us with great support behind the scenes for the past three years," said Bishop.

"Our new website will provide our members with a fantastic new resource, and the world with a picture of how valuable that support has been.

"We hope that our members, supporters, and those who do not yet know our sport will rely on to be their source of information about Wheelchair Rugby before, during, and after the Games."

Wheelchair rugby is one of the most popular Paralympic sports, and was originally known as murderball.

The London 2012 wheelchair rugby test event is due place on April 18 and 19 at the Basketball Arena, with Sweden, Canada, Britain and Australia battling it out at the invitational tournament.

The United States won the wheelchair rugby tournament at Beijing 2008, with Australia runners up and Canada third.

To see the new website click here.

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