Welcome, Bangladesh, to the Wheelchair Rugby family!

Welcome, Bangladesh, to the Wheelchair Rugby family!

Hot steamy conditions welcomed us to the colourful chaos that is Dhaka, Bangladesh in early April. Thanks to funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia, via support from Disability Sports Australia, the IWRF was able to bring a development clinic to Bangladesh.

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500 days to 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

500 days to 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Disability Sports Australia (DSA) today marked the 500 day countdown to the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship to be held in Sydney, August 2018 with the announcement of a historic corporate partnership and appointment of the Championship Patron at Government House, Sydney.Write here...

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Events and Projects Manager

Events and Projects Manager

Looking for a rewarding, flexible role where no two days are the same? Disability Sports Australia is seeking an Events and Projects Manager. This is a part-time role (22.8 hours or 3 days per week) until the end of 2017, increasing to full-time from the start of 2018. Applications close COB Monday 13 February 2017. Details on how to apply for this role are located within the position description document linked below.

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Are you the Rollers next Head Coach?

Are you the Rollers next Head Coach?

Basketball Australia is on the hunt for a new Head Coach for the Aussie Rollers men's Wheelchair Basketball team.

The Rollers have enjoyed success at Paralympic and World Championship level (current back to back World Champions) and the men's Wheelchair program includes an U23 National team (Spinners). The Rollers Head coach will have an influential role in both programs.

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New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby Seeking Head Coach

NZ Wheelchair Rugby is seeking applications for the role of Head Coach for the New Zealand National Team, namely the Wheel Blacks.

The applicant will have an understanding of the game of wheelchair rugby and team performance.

You’ll work with athletes from diverse levels of experience, so your excellent communication skills and ability to lead a team will be valuable assets in this role. Planning and organising a programme to achieve success internationally is key to this role. 

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment will be effective from completion of the 2016 Paralympic Games to completion of the World Championships 2018.

Pending a successful review at the conclusion of the 2018 World Championships, the coach may be offered a further extension, by mutual agreement between themselves and NZWR, and through to the 2020 Paralympics.

Applications close 2nd October 2016

Click here to download position description

Full schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics by sport

Full schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics by sport

Over the next 12 days athletes will compete in 22 sports. To see the schedule for each sport, click the links below. Times listed on each page are local time in Brazil. Australia is 13 hours ahead, so to convert from Brazil time to AEST time (East Coast) simple add 1 hour and swap AM to PM. Alternatively use this time converter to the right.

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DSA and AFL announce partnership to develop Wheelchair Aussie Rules

DSA and AFL announce partnership to develop Wheelchair Aussie Rules

The AFL today announced the official partnership with Disability Sport Australia (DSA) to develop Wheelchair Australian Football.

‘Wheelchair Aussie Rules’ was developed to provide all Australian Football enthusiasts with or without a disability with an Australian Football experience that has strong parallels with the traditional game. Based on AFL rules and played on a basketball or netball court, this wheelchair sport is open to anyone to play. 

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Australia wins bid to host the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Australia wins bid to host the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Disability Sports Australia (DSA), the national body representing athletes with a physical disability, has won an international bidding process to host the International Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in Sydney in August 2018.

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2016 Australian Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup

2016 Australian Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup

The Under-18 Australian Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup will be up for grabs this weekend as the competitions tip-off in Forestville, South Australia from April 16-23.

Continuing the vital pathway for junior basketball athletes in Australia, the Under-18's holds great significance and is a brilliant showcase for the sport.

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