Australia’s Best Wheelchair Rugby Talent Converge on Sydney for the 2019 National Championship

Australia’s Best Wheelchair Rugby Talent Converge on Sydney for the 2019 National Championship

Quaycentre in Sydney Olympic Park will this week play host to what many are expecting to be the most hotly contested Wheelchair Rugby National Championship in recent memory.

The late inclusion of the New Zealand Wheel Blacks to the tournament complements the five committed Australian state teams, each hoping to leave Olympic Park crowned the 2019 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Champions.

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2018 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship Recap

2018 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship Recap

From Friday, 5 - Sunday, 7 October 2018, the GIO NSW Gladiators, Suncorp QLD Cyclones, Victoria Protect Thunder and the Australian Invictus Wheelchair Rugby Team met at Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre for three hard-hitting days of the best wheelchair rugby Australia has to offer!

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Wheelchair Rugby Wrap-up - 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship

Wheelchair Rugby Wrap-up - 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship

From 2-5 August 2017, six (6) of the world’s finest teams showed why wheelchair rugby is ‘Not just your regular seat at the rugby’. Two Championships were on offer - the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event.

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2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship – not your regular seat at the Rugby!

2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship – not your regular seat at the Rugby!

From August 2 - 5, six of the world’s finest wheelchair rugby teams, including three international teams, will do battle on court in the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event

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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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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

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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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Media Release - Australian Rugby Union throws support behind Wheelchair Rugby

Media Release - Australian Rugby Union throws support behind Wheelchair Rugby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has joined forces with Disability Sports Australia (DSA) in a new partnership to foster and promote the development of Wheelchair Rugby in Australia.

The partnership will aim to drive Wheelchair Rugby participation and develop pathways within the sport at state, local and national levels, as well as developing coaching and officiating accreditation frameworks and programs.

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Bali 4s Wheelchair Rugby tournament to boost development in South East Asia

Bali 4s Wheelchair Rugby tournament to boost development in South East Asia

I could think of worse places to go for a wheelchair rugby tournament than the island paradise of Bali. It is a holiday hot spot, famed worldwide for its beach side resorts, tropical hinterlands and friendly hospitality. Would I like to join a touring team of Australians heading over for a rugby development tournament? Where do I sign up?

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