Wheelchair Rugby

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Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair rugby is an exciting contact sport only offered in the Paralympic games that is a combination of rugby, basketball and handball. Teams are a mix of male and female athletes that compete in teams of four to carry the ball across the opposing team’s goal line to score points. Players use wheelchairs that are specifically designed for the impact sport and are used to block and hold opponents. To qualify to play wheelchair rugby individuals need to have some sort of upper and lower limb impairment, players are classified by the level of their impairment scoring from 0.5 to 3.5 with 0.5 being the most limited. Of the four players on the court, the team cannot go over a combined score of 8. For more information about classification see https://www.paralympic.org/news/sport-week-classification-wheelchair-rugby

Organization
Victoria Wheelchair Sports Club
BC Wheelchair Rugby Association

Contact
Andy Van Neutegem

Location
Various Locations: PISE, CARSA, Pearkes

National/Provincial/Club
Club, Provincial, National

Paralympic Sport
Yes

On Viasport
?

On CPC
Yes

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