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School/Junior programs

We are currently sourcing information regarding school/junior programs in Australia. If you know of one, or run one, please head to our Register Event/Program page and complete the form.

Adults come and try

We are currently sourcing information regarding adults come and try events in Australia. If you know of one, or run one, please head to our Register Event/Program page and complete the form.

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New south Wales and Australian capital territory (canberra)

In NSW and the ACT, Wheelchair Sports NSW (WSNSW) is responsible for the coordination of local and state wheelchair rugby programs. 

WSNSW manages the GIO NSW Gladiators, the NSW state team. 

WSNSW run weekly training’s and bi-monthly local scrimmages called the “Sydney Slam Series”. Local players can also compete nationwide in scrimmages held across Australia. 

Wheelchair Sports NSW
Contact: Mark Wilson
P: +61 2 9809 5260
E: markw@wsnsw.org.au
http://wsnsw.org.au/sports/rugby/

QUEENSLAND

In QLD, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association (Sporting Wheelies) is responsible for the coordination of local and state wheelchair rugby programs. 

Sporting Wheelies manages the Suncorp Queensland Cyclones, the QLD state team. 
In Brisbane, a local competition is held with registration opening in early 2017. The competition runs from February – September at Bowen Hills.

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
Contact: Robyn Stephensen
P: +61 7 3253 3333
E: rugby@sportingwheelies.org.au
http://www.sportingwheelies.org.au/

Western Australia

In WA, Wheelchair Sports Association WA (WSAWA) is responsible for the coordination of local and state wheelchair rugby programs. 

WSAWA manages the West Coast Enforcers, the WA state team. 

Wheelchair Sports Association WA
Contact: Hayden Lewis
P: +61 8 6143 5800
E: hayden@wheelchairsportswa.org.au 
http://www.wheelchairsportswa.org.au

VICTORIA

In Victoria, Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) is responsible for the coordination of local and state wheelchair rugby programs. 

DSR manages the Victoria Protect Lightning/Thunder, the VIC state teams. 

Local training with Protection Victorian Wheelchair Rugby League is held on Wednesdays from 7pm at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre. 

Disability Sport and Recreation
Contact: Jason Lees
P: +61 2 9473 0133
E: jason@dsr.org.au 
http://www.dsr.org.au 

South Australia

In SA, Disability Recreation and Sport SA (DRSSA) is responsible for the coordination of local and state wheelchair rugby programs. 

DRSSA manages the SA Sharks, the SA state team. 

Local social and competition training is held on Wednesdays at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Gym (Free, including coaching and the use of rugby chairs) 

Disability Recreation and Sports SA
Contact: Jacob Gracey
P: +61 8 8234 1533
E: jacob@drssa.org.au
http://www.drssa.org.au 

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory does not have an established state based competition for wheelchair rugby. To express your interest in getting involved, please contact Disabled Sports Association of the Northern Territory. 

Disabled Sports Association of the Northern Territory
P: +61 8 8945 4800
E: dsant@connexus.net.au

Tasmania

Tasmania does not have an established state based competition for wheelchair rugby. 
Physical disABILITY Sports Tasmania is always interested in trying new sports and adapting team into their program. Contact them for more information. 

Physical disABILITY Sports Tasmania
P: +61 3 6272 713
http://pdstasmania.org/ 

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

All National competitions are coordinated by Disability Sports Australia with their state members. The current Australian national competition program consists of the Fierce 4 Rugby National League and the GIO Fierce 4 Rugby National Championship.  

Fierce 4 Rugby National League

The Fierce 4 Rugby National League consists of 3 rounds per year held in by different locations around Australia. State teams compete in the three rounds with points being accumulated. The Fierce 4 Rugby National League Champions are announced at the conclusion of the final round based on cumulative points. 

GIO Fierce 4 Rugby National Championship

The GIO Fierce 4 Rugby National Championship is a stand-alone event held annually in Sydney, NSW. The event sees the best players from each state battle it out to win the GIO Fierce 4 Rugby National Championship. 

To get involved in national competitions athletes need to be selected by their state team. To view the athlete pathway, click here (Link to athlete pathway page).   

National Governing Body
Disability Sports Australia
P: +61 2 8736 1221
E: wheelchairrugby@sports.org.au
http://www.sports.org.au