A VOLUNTEER with a wheelchair rugby team will jump from the heavens to raise money for the club.
Susi Stubbs, 24, of Queen Victoria Drive, Swadlincote, plans to complete a skydive in January with four players of the Marauders Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Club.
The sport, which is known as Murderball following the 2005 documentary on the Canadian and United States teams, is the only full contact Paralympic sport and which allow men and women to play on the same team.
Miss Stubbs, a personal assistant, has volunteered with the club for the last 18 months.
She told the Mail: “I have been wanting to do something to raise money for the club.
“I feel anxious about skydiving and jumping out of a plane but it will be for a good cause and the guys I work with are amazing.
“We will book the jump next year which will give us a few months to get the fund-raising going.
“At the moment we haven’t set a target we just want to raise as much as possible but the more money which we raise the better.”
Miss Stubbs said as a volunteer she helps the players get ready before the games, repairs punctures on the wheelchairs and help players back into the chair if they fall out.
She said: “It is something I enjoy doing and love the banter within the team.
“These guys and girls are amazing we love the adrenaline you get from the sport.
“It’s an intense sport, the players are hardcore and train three times a week.
“They are often smashing into each other and they can sometimes fall out.
“But it’s the only sport I actually enjoy watching and it definitely keeps you on your toes.”
The Leicester Tigers team will compete in tournaments in Switzerland and Prague next month.
Miss Stubbs added that a donation page will be set up nearer the time.