Thirty-eight of Australia’s best Wheelchair Rugby players were in Brisbane for the 2019 Wheelchair Rugby BASH, held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall 7-9 June 2019.
With both Victoria and New South Wales sending full teams we were able to hold an elite state vs state series of matches; as well as the traditional development games; which allows new and developing players to get a taste of rugby at the next level. The full Queensland Cyclones squad was split into 2 teams (Maroon and Silver) to make a 4 team series.
After a fullround-robin the GIO NSW Gladiators defeated Victoria Protect Thunder for 3 rd places, whilst in the Championship game Queensland Silver defeated Queensland Maroon.
Individual award winners for the weekend were:
Best New Talent: Ryan Boyd (Qld)
Tournament MVP: Zak Madell (Qld Silver)
All Star 4: Chris Bond 3.5 (Qld Maroon)
Andrew Edmondston 2.0 (NSW)
Richard Voris 1.5 (NSW)
Rob Trinder 1.0 (Qld Silver)
We would like to thank all of our amazing volunteers, referees, mechanics and support staff for such a great job to ensure the event ran smoothly.
We are looking forward to the 2019 GIO Fierce 4 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships to be held in Sydney 27-30 June 2019. If you would like to show your support for the Queensland Cyclones, supporter T-Shirts are available for order online here.