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The fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world.

The WA Wheelchair Rugby competition commenced in 1993 and since that time it has provided people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the thrill of the sport and for some, develop their skills to an elite level.

Athletes are classified according to a points system ranging from 0.5 – being the most limited functional ability – to 3.5 – being the highest level of functional ability.

Wheelchair rugby players show different levels of limitations of movement, strength, and control in arms, trunk and legs. It is mainly played by athletes with a spinal cord injury affecting both their arms and legs to some degree, or other disabilities causing different levels of paralysis in all four limbs, like Cerebral Palsy, Polio and Amputations.

Wheelchair Rugby is a game that combines elements of great strength, with tactical moves designed to foil the opposition’s charge to the goal line.

WA is represented in the National Wheelchair Rugby League by the West Coast Enforcers

For more information please contact Wheelchair Sports WA on (08) 6143 5800 or email hayden@wheelchairsportswa.org.au

https://www.paralympic.org/wheelchair-rugby

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