Playing Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby Union

Wheelchair rugby is an intense, physical team sport for male and female athletes. Combining elements of basketball, grid-iron and ice hockey, it is played on a basketball-sized court. The teams are formed by four players and up to eight substitutes.

A volleyball is used and it can be carried, dribbled, or passed in any way except by kicking. The ball must be bounced at least once every 10 seconds. Athletes score goals by carrying the ball over the opponent’s goal line.

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Other competitive sports

Archery

Archery

Archery offers a range of options for participants including ‘Come N Try’ and OzBow. Activities range from low level social competition to more mainstream archery activities.

See Archery

Indoor Rowing

Indoor Rowing

Indoor rowing is a sport of endurance, power and speed. A rowing machine is used to simulate the action of rowing on water and the sport is best accessed through your local gym.

See Indoor Rowing

Invictus Games

Invictus Games

An international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personal. The Invictus Games highlights the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation.

See Invictus Games

Marine Corps Trials

Marine Corps Trials

An annual event staged in the USA, Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sport event involving more than 200 wounded, ill or injured Marines, Sailors, veterans and international competitors.

See Marine Corps Trials

Powerlifting

Powerlifting

Powerlifting is a strength competition focused on lifting as much weight as possible in a bench press. Competition is grouped into weight classes.

See Powerlifting

Warrior Games

Warrior Games

The Warrior Games is a multi-sport event for wounded, injured or ill service personnel and veterans organised by the United States Department of Defense.

See Warrior Games

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball is played according to able-bodied rules with some minor modifications.

See Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Rugby League is a variation of Rugby League that welcomes athletes of all abilities.

See Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis follows the able-bodied Tennis rules with some minor modifications.

See Wheelchair Tennis