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.
Canberra! Melbourne! Gold Coast! We're coming for you! We're thrilled to finally announce the dates and locations for the entire 2017 Fierce 4 Rugby season! Click the link to see dates and locations!
Disability Sports Australia and the Wheelchair Rugby Executive Committee are delighted to announce the appointment of Quentin Fleischfresser, to the role of Wheelchair Rugby Referee Coordinator.
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."
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.
Photos taken by our professional photographer Serena Ovens are now available to view and purchase online. More will be added daily.
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.
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.
For those who couldn't make it to Melbourne to witness the fitness that was the Fierce 4 Rugby Melbourne Challenge, or if you just want to re-live it, here are the results of each game and photos taken by Disability Sports Australia.
If you'd like a high-res copy of any of the photos, please contact Michaela at Disability Sports Australia. Photos are free for personal use but if you use them in a commercial or promotional capacity, you must credit Disability Sports Australia.
What a massive year of Wheelchair Rugby! With the 3 stand-alone competitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, along with the celebration of 25 years of Wheelchair Rugby national competition in Australia, we certainly had people talking!