The 2019 South Africa Wheelchair Rugby (SA WCR) League will be hosted mainly in Pretoria, with 2018’s champions, Mustangs Wheelchair Rugby, hosting Round 3 of the SA WCR 2019 calendar in Bloemfontein.
Wheelchair rugby is a sport played by both men and women with disabilities such as quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, certain birth deformities as well as amputations. It is a full-contact sport that features characteristics of American football and ice hockey. All athletes use rugby wheelchairs that are designed to protect them and capable of enduring the strain and impact of the sport.
The first round of the league event was attended by four teams from Gauteng and Bloemfontein. The tournament was won by Mustangs Wheelchair Rugby, and the runners-up were Mandeville, Tuks and Vikings. Wheelchair Rugby has the ability to transform the lives of all interested, creating an opportunity for people with disabilities to compete and interact without barriers of poverty, gender or race.
SA WCR-affiliated clubs in Gauteng, the Free State, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape are always looking for new members. Anybody interested in joining as an athlete, coach, referee or a member of support staff is welcome to contact the SA WCR office or their nearest club.
The details are as follows:
|Nationalemail@example.com||084 308 5856|
|Free Statefirstname.lastname@example.org||083 443 7903|
|Eastern Capeemail@example.com||082 923 4772|
|Western Capefirstname.lastname@example.org||082 851 1067|
|Johannesburgemail@example.com||082 332 9130|
|Pretoriafirstname.lastname@example.org||082 568 0197|
|Soshanguveemail@example.com||072 472 2470|
The 2019 Wheelchair Rugby calendar includes development projects aimed at increased wheelchair rugby participation in all communities across the country.