2015 NZWR Nationals -
04 September to 06 September 2015
2015 World WC Rugby Challenge -
11 October to 16 October 2015
BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge -
12 October to 16 October 2015
2105 Asia/Oceania Zonals -
26 October to 01 November 2015
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games -
07 September to 18 September 2016
New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby (NZWR) is a registered charity with 20 years of history behind it, and represents the sport nationally with six regions established throughout the country and on the world stage with the National team known as the ‘Wheel Blacks'. Our objectives are to develop a fully inclusive sport, enabling players to achieve and reach their full potential regardless of their financial status or disability.
Wheelchair Rugby (as featured in the Bafta Award nominated film “Murderball”) is a full-blooded, contact sport developed initially for tetraplegics - those whose disabilities affect both their lower and upper limbs, and offers male and female players significant rehabilitational, health, and social benefits, as well as gaining athletic achievement at both national and World Class Sporting levels.
As a charity we depend on income from sponsorship, donations and membership in order to fund key areas of our work. This includes ongoing support for our Elite Squad Athletes consistently ranked in the top six world rankings over the past 14 years ; our development team which develops the sport from grass roots to Elite squad leve l; and our ever growing national WRC League.Our players belong to an international family, where competition on the court is matched by comradeship off the court. The sport promotes teamwork, personal independence and the ability to succeed no matter what the odds. Wheelchair rugby became a full Paralympic sport at Sydney in 2000, and is without question one the fastest-growing wheelchair sports in the world.
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