Wheelchair rugby is the toughest sport on wheels! It is a fast paced, tactical game for people with a physical disability that affects at least 3 of their limbs.
Since its inclusion to the Paralympic Games in 2000, wheelchair rugby’s popularity has taken off worldwide.
Played on a hardwood basketball court over four 8 minute quarters, two teams battle it out using their specially designed wheelchairs to crash, block and trap their opponents in an attempt to stop them from scoring a goal, which is achieved when a player crosses the opposition’s goal line with possession of the ball.
Despite its intensity, wheelchair rugby is a family friendly and accessible sport that both men and women can play. The classification system allows players with a wide range of functionality to compete on a level playing field.
Exciting for both players and spectators alike, it incorporates elements of several sports including ice hockey style checking, the ball movement of basketball, the scoring of rugby and the use of a volleyball.
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Partnership with VRU
We are proud partners with the Victorian Rugby Union to strengthen the community support of wheelchair rugby, opening this exciting sport to new spectators and fans. The competing teams in the Victoria Protect Wheelchair Rugby Cup have the names and club colours of four of Victoria’s strongest rugby union clubs as part of the growing ties between the two sports.
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How To Get Involved
We run weekly training sessions as part of the Protect Victorian Wheelchair Rugby Cup for those who are keen to get involved or compete.
If you want to learn how to play wheelchair rugby, come along to a Wednesday night training session at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, from 7pm.
If you would like more information about wheelchair rugby, from local training and championships, to state, national and international competitions, contact our Wheelchair Rugby Coordinator – Jason Lees