Historic corporate partnership and Vice Regal Patronage mark 500 day countdown to the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Historic corporate partnership and Vice Regal Patronage mark 500 day countdown to the 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.

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Rio 2016 Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Schedule announced!

Rio 2016 Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Schedule announced!

The IWRF has published the schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby competition. 

"After consultation with the Olympic Broadcast Service, the schedule was developed to maximize national broadcaster’s interest in televising our sport.  This is always against the need to ensure that team’s performance is not adversely affected."

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Steelers aim to maintain their reign in Rio

Steelers aim to maintain their reign in Rio

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.

The 12-strong Australian Steelers squad for Rio 2016 was officially announced today by the Australian Paralympic Committee at a ceremony on the Gold Coast, which concluded an intensive three-day training camp.

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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 Federation (IWRF)
Wheelchair Rugby World Championship 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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