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Wheel Blacks depart for Gold Coast

This week the Wheel Black team depart to compete in round 3 of the Fierce4Rugby tournament, hosted in Coomera, 16 - 18 June. This being the second trans-tasman tournament NZ has competed in this season.

The Wheel Blacks team players are Gavin Rolton, Robbie Hewitt, Cody Everson, Cameron Leslie, Hayden Barton-Cootes, Clayton Utia, Maia Marshall-Amai and Tyler Jennings. Supported by the Wheel Blacks team staff of Andy Chittock as Coach, Sacha Wright as Team Manager, Zuzana Vaculova as Carer, Kelly Chittock as Video Analysis and Greg Mitchell as Mechanic. 

On Friday the 16th of June, the team plays against Victoria at 10am, with a late afternoon game at 4.30pm against Queensland. Saturday, June 17 brings a 10am game against New South Wales. Keep an eye out for updates and results for quarter, semi and finalists who will be competing on the Sunday..

The wheelchair rugby community look forward to updates and offer you all best of luck and power into the games.

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Hosts selected for 2017 IWRF Americas and Asia-Oceania Championships

Three nations will qualify for the 2018 World Championship.

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced the hosts for the 2017 Americas and Asia-Oceania Championships.
 
The 2017 IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from August 24 to September 1, 2017. This is the first time the event has been hosted in Auckland; New Zealand has hosted previous Zone Championships in Christchurch in 2001 and 2009, as well as hosting the 2006 IWRF World Championship in Christchurch. Five nations are expected in the competition, which will qualify one country for the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championship in Sydney, Australia.
 

Read more here

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NZ Wheelchair Rugby Team Announcement

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NZ Wheelchair Rugby Team Announcement

The Wheel Blacks team for the 2017 Ken Sowden Cup, being held 7th to 9th of April at Pioneer Stadium in Christchurch is confirmed.

  • Gavin Rolton
  • Nat Manville
  • Cody Everson
  • Robbie Hewitt
  • Clayton Utia
  • Tyler Jennings
  • Hayden Barton Cootes
  • Cameron Leslie

NZ Wheelchair Rugby and the wheelchair rugby community hope for an enjoyable, challenging and successful tournament for the Wheel Blacks.

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2017 NZWR Support Staff Positions

NZ Wheelchair Rugby is seeking applications from those who are keen to support the Wheel Blacks over their 2017 season at training camps and tournaments.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the Wheel Blacks in their goal to achieving success at the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, then onto the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. 

A brief overview of the support positions available:

  • Team Manager - organise the team whilst on tour and be the general "go to person" for all matters and situations as they arise. Work closely with the Head Coach.
  • Carer staff – This role will assist with medical and daily needs for athletes and their assistance requirements.
  • Mechanic - sound mechanical knowledge as well as the ability to assist with lifting and shifting.
  • Video Analysis – must have knowledge of Apple computer use, video camera skills and will develop skills in game analysis software. This role involves working with players and Head Coach to view and analyse video footage.
  • General support staff - General support duties to whole team and staff as directed and needed.

Support staff will be selected per training camp, and per tournament reflecting the needs of each camp and tournament, not all positions will be required at each event.

All positions may be asked to assist, where necessary, with other duties.

Applications received will be kept for consideration across the year and we will be in touch with successful applicants four weeks prior to each event.

To apply for the above positions please email programme.manager@wheelchairrugby.org.nz with ‘Support Staff Position’ in the subject line. Specify which position, or positions, you are applying for with detail on your suitability for each role applied for.

All applications to be received by 5pm, Saturday the 11th of March 2017.

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NZWR Vacancies - Assistant Coach & National Selectors

NZ Wheelchair Rugby is seeking applications for the roles of Assistance Coach as well as National Selectors for the New Zealand National Team, namely the Wheel Blacks.  

Position descriptions detail the requirements for the roles and are linked, as above, for your consideration. Please forward this information to colleagues who would be interested in these roles.

Applications close midday Tuesday, 31st January 2017. Please email your application to the email address Admin@wheelchairrugby.org.nz with the subject line of 'Assistant Coach', or 'National Selector'. 

We look forward to receiving applications for these roles.

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Call for Applications - IWRF Standing Committees

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the following Standing Committees 2017 & 2018.

  • IWRF Classification Committee
  • IWRF Competitions Committee
  • IWRF Development Committee
  • IWRF Technical Committee

Application document here.

 

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