Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is an exciting team sport that was originally designed for people with the physical disability quadriplegia. The rules are a combination of a number of sports.

The game is played using a volleyball and the objective is to score points by carrying the ball over the opposition’s goal line. It is a contact sport and physical contact between wheelchairs is an exciting part of the game. 

Download our wheelchair rugby fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Players of all ages and abilities can play wheelchair rugby at the Brisbane program. Check the wheelchair rugby fact sheet for times, dates and venue.

Register now for the 2017 Brisbane wheelchair rugby program.

Development 

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association provides development opportunities for new players to improve their skill level and fitness. Local development opportunities may include training sessions, development camps and representative squads.

Photo of Queensland wheelchair rugby players Cameron Carr (with ball) and Ryan Scott

Competition opportunities and pathways 

Players can compete in wheelchair rugby at state, national and international level, including the Paralympics. Players have to be classified to compete nationally and internationally.

Our state representative team is the Suncorp Queensland Cyclones (National Wheelchair Rugby League).

Equipment 

Rugby wheelchairs are designed specifically for the sport, and prices for new customised chairs start at around $8,000. We provide some wheelchairs at the Brisbane program for new players. 

Other roles

You don’t have to play wheelchair rugby to be involved.  You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at the Brisbane office or email.

Check our calendar for upcoming events.

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