Wheelchair Rugby

COVID-19 and Return to Sport

Visit this page to see all of our updates on COVID-19 its impact on our programming. 

All BC Wheelchair Sports in-person programming remain suspended and our staff continues to work from home. We are in the early stages of preparing Return to Sport Plans for each of our sports and are communicating with viaSport BC, Sport BC, NSOs, PSOs, and monitoring the advice of public health officials

BC Wheelchair Sports Announces Schedule for the 2020 IWRF Paralympic Qualification Tournament

BC Wheelchair Sports is excited to unveil the schedule for the 2020 IWRF Paralympic Qualification Tournament at the Richmond Olympic Oval, where the final two teams will secure their place at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The tournament starts on Wednesday, March 4th at noon PST with a match between South American rivals Brazil and Colombia and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 4pm PST. 

Vancouver to hold draw for 2020 IWRF Paralympic Qualification Tournament

The draw for the 2020 IWRF Paralympic Qualification Tournament will take place on Friday, January 17th at 12pm PST in Vancouver, Canada.

The Paralympic Qualification Tournament runs from March 4 to 8 at the Richmond Olympic Oval and features eight teams vying for the final two spots at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.  

The draw will determine which countries will face each other in the pool stage of the event. The Organising Committee will conduct the draw in the presence of IWRF CEO Eron Main.

BCWSA Announces 2019/2020 BC Wheelchair Rugby Provincial Team Pool

BC Wheelchair Sports is pleased to announce the 16 athletes and two alternates selected to the 2019/2020 BC Provincial Wheelchair Rugby Program  The 16 athletes selected to the Provincial Team pool will have the opportunity to represent BC at the National Wheelchair Rugby Championships and attend targeted tournaments throughout the season. 

The program will be led by High-Performance Coach Trevor Hirschfield alongside Assistant Provincial Coach Kendra Todd. 

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. 

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