The Vancouver Wheelchair Rugby Club practices every Tuesday at Raycam Cooperative Centre in East Vancouver. New players and volunteers are always welcome. Practices are led by Coaches Rod Bitz and Teri Thorson. The program is open to athletes of varying skill levels from new participants to long-time provincial team athletes.
Equipment is available upon request. Contact Program Manager Jackie Patatas at [email protected] to learn more.
Location: Raycam Co-Operative Centre (920 East Hastings Street)
Contact: Jackie Patatas - [email protected]
About Wheelchair Rugby
Wheelchair rugby is a co-ed team sport for athletes with a mobility-related disability that affects 3 or more limbs (including but not limited to: spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, triple/quadruple amputees and Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease). It's a unique sport created by athletes with disabilities that combines some elements of basketball, handball, and ice hockey. The object of the game is to carry the ball across the opposing team's goal line. Two wheels must cross the goal line for a goal to count, and the player must have firm control of the ball when they cross the line.
To learn more about how to get involved in wheelchair rugby in BC, contact Program Manager Jackie Patatas at [email protected].