The 2021 season of the toughest sport on wheels runs from 15 February – 19 April 2021.
In light of the current uncertainty around COVID-19 we will not be providing our usual season guide. Instead, you can find the information on this webpage, including the fixture, teams and captains’ profiles.
The proposed fixture is subject to change depending on restrictions that are current at the time of play.
The Protect Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup is presented by Disability Sport & Recreation through the Wheelchair Rugby Victoria program.
2021 Protect Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup fixture
|Date||Time||Team 1||Team 2||Location||Results|
|8pm||Power House||VS||Box Hill||DNP|
|7pm||Power House||VS||Box Hill||Aqualink
|8pm||Power House||VS||Box Hill||28-40|
* Round 6 – DNP
2021 Protect Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup ladder
Protect Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup 2021 Season Ladder
2021 Protect Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup teams
|Antonio Vecchio (Captain)||2|
|Andrew Harrison (Captain)||2|
|Jason Ellery (Captain)||2|
|Naz Erdem (Captain)||0.5|
2021 Protect Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup captains’ profiles
Captain: Antonio Vecchio
Team: Box Hill
Date of birth: August 1985
Taking up the sport in 2006, it didn’t take long for Antonio to grab the Victorian selectors’ eyes, earning a spot in the state squad in 2007. The next step for Antonio was the green and gold which he donned for the first time in 2010.
Captain: Andrew Harrison
Team: Power House
Date of birth: June 1987
Picking up wheelchair rugby in 2005, Andrew was selected for the Victorian state side in 2007. The same year, he was named rookie of the year. He is now a dual gold medal Paralympian, taking home the top prize at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Captain: Jason Ellery
Date of birth: May 1986
After a snowboarding accident in 2011 left Jason in a wheelchair, he took up wheelchair rugby as part of his rehab and hasn’t looked back. Debuting for the Steelers in 2013, Jason was a part of the Australian team that won its first world championship gold medal at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships in Denmark.
Captain: Nazim Erdem
Date of birth: August 1970
A veteran of the sport, Naz began playing in 1992, and debuted for Australia in 1999. Naz has competed at five Paralympic Games, winning two gold (London 2012, Rio 2016) and two silver medals (Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008). A daredevil off the court, Naz was the first person with a spinal cord injury to paraglide solo and participate in the Targa Tasmania car rally.
The Wheelchair Rugby Victoria program is supported through Together More Active funding.