Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is an exciting team sport that was originally designed for people with the physical disability, quadriplegia. The rules were developed using rules from a number of sports and the game is played using a volleyball with the objective to score points by carrying the ball over the opposition’s try line. It is a contact sport and the physical contact between wheelchairs is an exciting part of the game.

Sporting Wheelies provides a number of opportunities for new players to improve their skill level and fitness, such as local programs, training sessions and development camps.

If classified, players also have the opportunity to compete in Wheelchair Rugby at regional, state, national and international level, including the Paralympics. Whilst all physical impairment groups and able-bodied players are welcome at local programs, you must have a classification in order to compete at a National or International level.

Other Roles

You do not have to play Wheelchair Rugby to be involved. You can contribute as a volunteer, coach, team manager, umpire, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please get in touch with us below.

Upcoming Competitions

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THE STAGE IS SET! The 2021 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship is shaping to be the biggest in the sports history.

For the first time, the Gold Coast will play host to our countries best teams, as they battle it out across three days of hard-fought competition to be crowned the 2021 National Champions! You don’t want to miss this!

Dates: Friday, 30 April-Sunday, 2 May 2021

Location: Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre

 

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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 2021 Sports Calendar

Watch the introductory video