Wheelchair Rugby’s first league for 2019

Wheelchair Rugby, adaptive sports

 

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.

Wheelchair Rugby, adaptive sports

 

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.

Wheelchair Rugby, adaptive sports

 

The details are as follows:

Region Email Phone
National admin@sawcr.co.za 084 308 5856
Free State mustangwcr@gmail.com 083 443 7903
Eastern Cape pjtruter@iafrica.com 082 923 4772
Western Cape rinettevm@gmail.com 082 851 1067
Johannesburg mandevillewcr@gmail.com 082 332 9130
Pretoria tukswcr@asgar.co.za 082 568 0197
Soshanguve nkosenyeles@gmail.com 072 472 2470

The 2019 Wheelchair Rugby calendar includes development projects aimed at increased wheelchair rugby participation in all communities across the country.

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