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 offer two training sessions per week during the winter season (March - October) and can offer new players advice on accessing equipment such as rugby wheelchairs, gloves and straps.

Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby Training
6 - 8pm
Avon Hub
Club: Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby


​​​​​​​WRC - Round 1
27 - 28 April 2024
Bay of Plenty

WRC - Round 2
25 - 26 May 2024

NZWR National Championships
1 - 4 August 2024
170 Pages Road, Cowles Stadium, Christchurch

NZWR Low Point National Championships
21 - 22 September 2024
Te Awamutu


Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby
Greg Mitchell
Team Coach
027 302 3812

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.