Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed team sport for male and female athletes. It combines elements of many sports, including basketball, rugby and ice hockey. Players compete in teams of four to carry a ball across the opposing team's goal line. Full contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the sport as players use their chairs to block and hold opponents. To be eligible to play, athletes must have some loss of function in at least 3 limbs.

Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby run two training sessions per week during the season (Mar-Oct) and can offer new players advice on accessing equipment such as rugby wheelchairs, gloves and straps.

The wheelchair rugby season begins in March and ends with the National Championships in October.


Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby
CWR Fees & Levies Apply

ParaFed Canterbury works with local sports clubs and organisations to offer a range of Para sport opportunities to our members. In most cases members will require a classification before becoming involved in competitive Para sport.