The NZ Wheelchair Rugby elite team, the Wheel Blacks, are readying for the Asia Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championship competing against the nation ranked number one - Australia. The first game between NZ Wheel Blacks and Australia begins immediately after the opening ceremony on Sunday the 27th of August at 6.30pm.
The wheelchair rugby battles between New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Korea will establish who gains a placing to compete in the World Wheelchair Rugby Championship next year.
Read about Wheel Black player, Maia, and her experience in the wheelchair rugby world here.
The Wheel Blacks team consists of these dedicated players, volunteer leaders and volunteer supports.
Gavin Rolton - Captain Robert Hewitt - Vice Captain
Cameron Leslie Cody Everson
Hayden Barton-Cootes Maia Amai
Tyler Jennings Tyler Jennings
Leads & Supports
Andy Chittock - Head Coach Sacha Wright - Team Manager
Zuzana Vuculova - Team Support Greg Mitchell - Equipment & Support