Wheelchair Fundamentals


Our Wheelchair Fundamentals program is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of wheelchair sports.
Learn about wheelchair sports, master manual wheelchair handling and essential ball skills, and boost your fitness.

Who is the program for?

Open to anyone of all ages, abilities and levels! All equipment and coaching are provided.

What you’ll learn

  • Skills: Master manual wheelchair handling and essential ball skills, including catching, throwing, and striking.
  • Knowledge: Gain a deep understanding of wheelchair sports and discover more about your interests, if you’d like to focus on a particular sport in future (or keep developing the fundamentals)
  • Fitness: Boost your overall fitness while enjoying the thrill of the game

How the program works

We run the program over an eight-week term, with program running for one and half to two hours. Please check the calendar below for this term’s schedule.

If you’re new to our Wheelchair Fundamentals program, your first two sessions are free.

 Program fees are applied pro-rata, if you miss the term start date. Simply get in touch with our team or register below to find out more.

Click here to register


How long does the term go for?

Each term runs for eight weeks, with program sessions running for one and half to two hours.

What if I want to sign up mid-term?

You can sign up at any time during the eight weeks to give it a go. We will simply invoice you for any sessions remaining for the term. If you are joining us for the first time, your first two sessions are free.

How does the free trial work?
Come along for two sessions and see if you like it! If you decide to continue, we will deduct the cost of the first two sessions from your overall remaining term fees.

How do I sign up?
You can use our online form to sign up by clicking here or on each of the individual sport pages above. If you have any questions, give us a call on 3253 3333 or email sport@sportingwheelies.org.au.

Can I use my NDIS funding?
Yes! Just let us know when you register, and we will invoice you at the end of your eight weeks to claim through your NDIS funding. For athletes who do not have NDIS funding, you can pay at the time of registration. Read more on our form by clicking here.

Do you accept FairPlay vouchers?

Yes! We’re a registered FairPlay provider, which means you can apply for a voucher and save $200 on your program fees.

FairPlay vouchers are a Queensland Government initiative aimed at helping families with the cost of junior sport, for children aged 5 to 17 years.

Simply click here to apply and email your voucher through to us at gym@sportingwheelies.org.au once you receive it.

Please note, if you’re looking through the list of registered activity providers, we’re listed as Spinal Life Australia which is our parent organisation.

Are the sports competitive?

Not at all! You can play just for fun or if you are interested in pursuing the next level, chat with our coaches. There are opportunities to compete in Boccia and Wheelchair Basketball at regional, state, national and international level.

What other sports do you have available?

At Sporting Wheelies, we also offer Para Powerlifting, which includes bench press, squat and dead lift for athletes with vision impairment, and bench press for athletes with other physical disabilities. Click here to read more.

If you just want to stay healthy and active, we also have a range of group fitness classes at our accessible gym, led by our experienced Exercise Physiologists.

Are volunteering opportunities available?

If you’re keen to be involved but not sure about participating just yet, you can also contribute to our sporting program in a number of ways, as an official or scorekeeper, event support or just come along and watch the action! Click here to register.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

Our Wheelchair Fundamentals program


WeekDate: Term 3, 2024 Wheelchair Fundamentals
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Sporting Wheelies Clubhouse
2 Kilroe Street, Milton QLD 4064

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Calendar of Events

Throughout the year a range of sports programs and events are held. To view the complete calendar of events, please select the link below.

View our 2024 Sports Calendar