Wheelchair Rugby

BC Wheelchair Rugby at the 2019 National Wheelchair Rugby Championships-Powered by Vesco

The BC Provincial and Developmental Wheelchair Rugby Teams are heading to the Nation's Capital to compete at the 2019 National Championships - Powered by Vesco, May 3-5th at The University of Ottawa's Montpetit Hall.  

Team BC will be competing for the Campbell Cup in Division 1, while the BC Development Team will contest the Zbieranowski Cup in Division 2. 

The BC Development Team plays in the tournament's opening match on Friday at 7am PST. The full schedule for both teams in Pacific Standard Time is available below. 

Wheelchair Rugby This Winter

It's going to be a busy winter full of wheelchair rugby as our Vancouver and Prince George programs start back up again and our provincial and development teams begin preparation for Nationals held later in the spring. 

Read on to here about what's happening and coming up in the world of rugby. 

Tryout for the 2018/2019 BC Provincial Wheelchair Rugby Team

The BC Provincial Wheelchair Rugby Team Selection Camp for the 2018-19 season runs from October 26-28th will be at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in Middle School in West Kelowna.  

The British Columbia Wheelchair Rugby Team will consist of a pool of no more than 16 athletes. These athletes will have the opportunity to compete for Team BC and the BC Development Team at a variety of competitions at the appropriate level throughout the season. 

The focus of the Team BC is to be the best prepared as possible to compete to win the National Championships.

BCWSA's Fall Programs

Fall is here and BCWSA has a number of weekly programs starting up in September and October. Check the list below to see where you can play Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Athletics (Racing and Seated Throws.) 

Wheelchair Athletics 

Wheelchair Athletics programs start-up again in October. Get out of the rain and join us for our indoor programs. 

Join our volunteer team for the 2018 Canada Cup

There’s two weeks left until the 2018 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament and BC Wheelchair Sports is seeking volunteers to join the team and help make the tournament an even greater success.

 

We're looking for volunteers to help with everything from food service to translation at the event from June 10th to 17th. (The tournament runs from June 14-27). Whatever your skills or experience level, there's a place for you on our volunteering team.
Volunteers will receive a 2018 Canada Cup T-shirt and have their meals on the job covered.

 

The Government of British Columbia Announces Support for the 2018 Canada Cup

On March 10, 2018 at the 2018 Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism announced $115,000 of provincial funding for the Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.

 “We are proud to support the Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby tournament and welcome some of the best international athletes to B.C.,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. ”As one of the most popular events in wheelchair rugby, this tournament will offer athletes and fans an incredible weekend of fun and action.”

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