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31 July 2012

Austalian National Wheelchair Rugby Championships


Get ready for a thunderous event as five wheelchair rugby teams descend upon Sydney to take to the court at the 2012 National Wheelchair Rugby Championships from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th August (EST) at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.


The competition is fierce with NSW GIO Gladiators, Victoria Coloplast Thunder, SA Sharks, Enforcers and Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Wheelchair Rugby Team all vying for their chance to win the 2012 National Championship title.

Reigning 2011 Champions, the NSW GIO Gladiators will be playing in front of their home crowd and intend to keep the Championship title which they have currently held for six consecutive years.


However it will be a tough National Championships for NSW GIO Gladiators, with key player Ryley Batt out with injury. It will be a gruelling three day event with lots of clashes as the five teams battle it out to take home the crown. This year it could be the turning of the tide as there is a fantastic line up from all the teams.


“The 2012 National Wheelchair Rugby Championships will be an impressive event that is not to be missed. The National Championships are the culmination of all the hard work from all the players and their team members, especially those who will be representing Australia at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.” said Gillian Ting, Executive Officer AAWD.


The League Executive would also like to take this opportunity to thank the 2012 NWRC sponsors the Australian Paralympic Committee, Telstra and GIO for their support. Due to GIO’s generous support we are privileged to be hosting the 2012 NWRC at the internationally esteemed Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre and broadcasting the National Championships.


This is a fantastic opportunity to come and support our elite athletes at this premiere location before they head off to London to compete for Australia. Our world famous players are coming from all over the country to compete in Sydney. The Steelers are currently ranked number two in the world and plan to bring home Gold. The 2012 NWRC will give sports fans a close up opportunity to see the world’s best players in action before the 2012 London Paralympics.


Live Webcast
For those who can’t make it to the action, the Bronze and Grand Final matches will be broadcast live at www.nwrl.sportingpulse.net. So make sure you tune in to catch the latest results and the action as it happens.

Watch the teaser now


Game Schedule (All times are Sydney Eastern Standard Time)

Thursday 2nd August

10:00am – GIO NSW Gladiators vs Jetstar Gold Coast Titans

11:30am – SA Sharks vs Victoria Coloplast Thunder

1:00pm – Jetstar Gold Coast Titans

2:30pm – GIO NSW Gladiators vs SA Sharks

4:00pm – Enforcers vs Victoria Coloplast Thunder


Friday 3rd August

10:00am - Jetstar Gold Coast Titans vs SA Sharks

11:30am - Enforcers vs GIO NSW Gladiators

1:00pm - Victoria Coloplast Thunder vs Jetstar Gold Coast Titans

2:30pm - SA Sharks vs Enforcers

4:00pm - Victoria Coloplast Thunder vs GIO NSW Gladiators


Saturday 4th August

9:00am – Semi Final 1: 2nd vs 3rd

10:30am – Semi Final 2: 1st vs 4th

12:00pm – Bronze Playoff

1:30pm – Grand Final


For more information, please contact:

Tamara Hohnberg

Project Officer

Australian Athletes With a Disability

02 8116 9720