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.

Having played in the celebrity match at the ‘Fierce 4 Rugby Nationals’ in 2015, ARU CEO Bill Pulver said: “At the ARU we have always seen Wheelchair Rugby as part of the Rugby Family. After trying the game myself last year I have a real appreciation of the toughness of the athletes, and we are looking forward to working with DSA to deliver a long-term plan to develop the game at every level.”

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