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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.