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.
18 years after it was recognised as a full medal Paralympic sport, the world will once again turn its gaze to the city where it truly became a global sport – Sydney, Australia!
Expressions of interest to volunteer for this event and the 2017 Test Event are now open.
Beau Greenway reflects on some of the things we learned at Rio 2016. The sport of wheelchair rugby has been well and truly put on the map worldwide and should only continue to grow as a result of this incredible competition.
The Wheelchair Rugby competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ran from September 14-18, and took place at Carioca Arena 1 on the Olympic Park.
The Australian wheelchair rugby team has got its Rio 2016 Paralympic campaign off to a sensational start, with a nail-biting 53-51 win over Great Britain.
The Steelers dominated for the majority of the match, but Great Britain pushed the Aussies at every opportunity and came back time and again from being as many as six goals down.
The IWRF has published the schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby competition. Click here to access the live feed and schedule in AEST!
They are the reigning Paralympic and world champions in wheelchair rugby, and now the Australian Steelers are hoping to extend their golden reign at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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 Federation (IWRF) Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Sydney in August 2018.