Wheelchair rugby is a dynamic and strategic team sport that was originally designed specifically for quadriplegics however, the sport is not exclusive to quadriplegics as participants with some form of physical impairment to both the lower and upper body limbs are eligible to play at a national and international level. It is a unique sport that utilises elements of basketball, american football and ice hockey to play a game. Wheelchair rugby is growing in poularity throughout the world and offers great opportunities to athletes interested in high performance team sport.
Who can play
Parafed Bay of Plenty Wheelchair Rugby welcome anyone to come and have a go at the sport. At a competitive national and international level athletes must have physical impairment to their lower and upper body limbs.
Three must haves to play wheelchair rugby are a specifically designed rugby wheelchair, gardening gloves (with rubber palms) and covered shoes. The good news is that parafed BOP supply the wheelchairs free to use on a casual basis and there are gloves available to use also so all you need to do is arrive with covered shoes to have a go.
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre Memorial Hall,
Corner Devonport Road and 11th Avenue, Tauranga.
Please contact John to register your interest:
Suzanne Morrison, Parafed Bay of Plenty firstname.lastname@example.org 021 293 9252