History of Wheelchair Rugby
Wheelchair rugby is an adapted team sport. Players are classified according to their functional level and assigned a point value ranging from 0.5 – 3.5. All players on the court for a team cannot exceed eight points. Physical contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the game, however, direct physical contact between players is not permitted. To play the sport, Players use custom-made wheelchairs specifically designed for wheelchair rugby and use a regulation volleyball. Only four players from each team may be on the court at any time. The event is played on an indoor hardwood court of the same measurements as a regulation basketball court. The required court markings are a center line and circle, along with a key area at each end of the court. The goal line is positioned at the end line within the key. During the event, players pass the ball up the court and score by carrying the ball across the goal line, ensuring that two wheels of the player’s wheelchair cross the line. A player with possession of the ball must bounce or pass the ball within ten seconds. Teams have twelve seconds to advance the ball from their back court into the front court, and a total of forty seconds to score a point or concede possession.
Country of Origin
- Australia, Canada, United States
2017 World Games Champion (country)
Editions Participated in The World Games
Wheelchair Rugby Schedule
The schedule will be posted in 2019.
Wheelchair Rugby Results
The results will be posted in 2021.