From 5 - 10 August 2018, the Sydney Olympic Park Complex and Netball Central will be home to the world’s top 12 teams including the Australian Steelers who are the reigning Paralympic and world champions playing to defend their world title on home soil.
2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event
Can the GIO NSW Gladiators keep a hold of their title of National Champions, or will this be the year they're booted from the throne? Only one way to find out! Mark it on your calendar!
We'll be heading to the Gold Coast for round three of the Fierce 4 Rugby challenge, and it's just as well because it'll be too cold anywhere else! Will the warmer than normal climate be an advantage for our southern states? We'll find out!
Next round of Fierce 4 Rugby will be at Eagles Sports Complex in Mansfield, QLD near Brisbane.
Our athletes will prove to you that the best thrill rides aren't on the Gold Coast! Test your nerves by watching these guys quite literally go head to head at full speed and try not to flinch!
Six teams. One winner. Who will survive?
2015 GIO National Wheelchair Rugby Championships 19 - 21st August, Sydney Olympic Park
The third and final event was the 2015 GIO Wheelchair Rugby Championships. Vero New Zealand team joined the usual suspects for a very action packed 3 days of competition! Victoria Protect proving to be the overtime underdogs, and rib injuries wreaking havoc in a few teams. The final results were Asteron West Cost Enforcers - Bronze, Suncorp QLD Cyclones - Silver and the GIO NSW Gladiators won gold, successfully defeating their title with a win over QLD 59 - 53!
What a weekend of Wheelchair Rugby it was, down in Caroline Springs, Victoria!
Over 3 days, our state teams played head to head against each other, and the visiting Wheelchair Rugby Canad team, who were in town to compete against the Steelers this week.
The Canadians must have felt right at home in the cold, as they took out the trophy after a fantastic match against the GIO NSW Gladiator 62-59. It was point-for-point, nail-biter of a match until the last 3 minutes, when the Canadians snuck ahead and won by just 3 points.
Despite the cold, and a couple of injuries, we all had a cracking weekend at the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre.
We look forward to seeing you again in Sydney, August 19-21st for the Nationals.
Victoria Protect Thunder took out the inaugural Fierce 4 Wheelchair Rugby Brisbane Challenge beating GIO NSW Gladiators 55-42 in the final. Congratulations to all players on a great weekend of rugby action.
Thank you to all of the staff, referees and volunteers for ensuring the tournament ran so smoothly and to all the supporters who came along to watch; we hope you enjoyed the games.
We'll see you all in Melbourne when the State teams take to the court again 19-21 June.