Vancouver Wheelchair Rugby Program
Dates: Tuesdays, September 10th- May with breaks for the Winter Holidays and Spring Break
Location: Raycam Co-Operative Centre (920 East Hastings Street)
Contact: Coach Byron Green ([email protected])
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 Regional Coach Byron Green and include a mix of drills and scrimmages. Equipment is available for new players but they must contact Byron ahead of time.q
Additional competitive opportunities are also available for athletes interested in playing in the BC Wheelchair Rugby Association (BCWRA) Provincial League or for those who want to try-out for BCWSA's Provincial and Development Teams.
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 is 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 Kevin Bowie by emailing [email protected] or calling 604-333-3520 ext. 205.