• Are you Wheelchair Rugby Ready?
  • The only full contact wheelchair sport in the world
  • An invasion and evasion sport...
  • Actively played in 26 countries with more in development
  • Wrecking wheelchairs around the world since 1977
  • Combines the ethos of Rugby with elements of basketball and handball
  • Don't just sit there - get in the game
  • IWRF Partners

IWRF European Zone

Zonal Contacts
Christoph Werner
- President of Zone
Matias Costa
- Vice President of Zone
Sofia Beloka
- Development Commissioner
Ulrica Ulfson
- Technical Commissioner
Sarah Leighton
- Head Classifier
John Timms
- Competitions Manager
Active countries
Österreichischer Behindertensportverband
Brigittenauer Lände 42, 1200 Wien, Austria
+43 1 3326134
Primary Contact :
Matias Costa
Belgium Paralympic Committee
Boechoutlaan 9,
B-1020 Brussels
Belgium
+32 2 474 5162
Primary Contact :
Philippe Mees
Czech Wheelchair Rugby Association (CWRA)
Kpt. Stranskeho 995
Prague 9
Czech Republic
192 00
+420 602 952 100
Primary Contact :
David Lukes
Dansk Handicap Idraets-Forbund
Broendby Stadion 20, 2605 Broendby, Denmark
+45 24 26 24 08
Primary Contact :
Kashif Mahmood Butt
+45 26 84 95 60
Finnish Association of Sport for the Disabled
Radiokatu 20, 5th Floor
FIN-00240 Helsinki
Finland
+358 9 4257 9824
Primary Contact :
Petri Räbinä
+358 400 933 312
Federation Francaise Handisport
42 Rue Louis Lumière
75020 Paris
France
33 140 314 500
Primary Contact :
Michel Terrefond
Deutscher Behindertensportverband e.V. National Paralympic Committee Germany
-Im Hause der Gold-Kraemer-Stiftung- Tulpenweg 2-4 50226 Frechen-Buschbell
+49 (0) 2234-6000200
+49 (0) 2234-6000150
Primary Contact :
Frank-Thomas Hartleb
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Limited
Rugby HouseTwickenham Stadium200 Whitton RoadTwickenhamMiddlesex TW2 7BA England
+44 (0)20 8831 7645
Primary Contact :
David Pond
CEO
Irish Wheelchair Association
Blackheath Drive
Clontarf, Dublin 3
Ireland
+353 862344173
Primary Contact :
Garrett Culliton
Chairperson
Israel Paralympic Committee
10, Shitrit St., Tel Aviv, 64982
97236493132
Primary Contact :
Hasas Hefetz
Office Manager
FISPES - Federazione Italiana Sport Paralimpici e Sperimentali
Via Flaminia Nuova 830 - 00191 Roma
+39 0664721080
Primary Contact :
Francesco Carboni
+39 3202523923
Gehandicaptensport Nederland
Wattbaan 31 - 49 3439 ML Nieuwegein
0031 30 751 38 70
Primary Contact :
Dos Engelaar
Storwarzysznie Sportu Osob Niepelnosprawnych
ul. Staszica 22/13
47-400 Racibórz
Poland
+48 603 783 025
Primary Contact :
Tomasz Szkwara
+ 48 603 783 025
Adeli Training and Methods Rehabilitation Centre
Dmitrovskoye Shosse 100127247Moscow, Russia
Primary Contact :
Tatiana Nechay
Swedish Sports Organization for the Disabled and the Swedish Paralympic Committee SHIF
Idrottens Hus SE-114 73 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 26 4575771
Primary Contact :
Magnus Krossén
Swiss Paraplegics Association
Kantonsstrasse 40, CH-6207 Nottwil
+41 41 939 54 36
+41 41 939 54 05
Primary Contact :
Martin Wenger
Countries targeted for future development
Alli Opsi
Nikis 53, 56431
Thessaloniki
Greece
Primary Contact :
Alexandros Galinakis
Hungarian Wheelchair Rugby Association
Hungary 1048 Budapest Hajló utca 7
003630/294-1707
Primary Contact :
Jakoby Judit
Norwegian Rugby Union
Norges Rugby forbund N-0840 Oslo Norway
+47 2102 9845
Primary Contact :
Erik Baret
Primary Contact :
Jose Paulo
Spanish Sports Federation for People with Physical Disabilities
Ferraz,16, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+ 34 91 547 17 18
+ 34 91 541 99 61
Primary Contact :
Karina Matiazh

Latest News

The employment rate for individuals with disabilities is about 29 percent compared to a national employment rate of 95.4 percent. If the disability forces the individual into a wheelchair, the percentage drops to 18 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation.
The Paralympic Games is the one event that Pasanen – and none of the other Finnish players for that matter – have never participated in. Wheelchair Rugby has been an official Paralympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Games, but Finland have yet to reach the Paralympics in a sport mastered by countries outside Europe such as United States, Canada and Australia.

Upcoming events

IWRF 2015 European Division A Championship
13th September - 20th September 2015
Pajulahti, Finland
Event Contact :
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IRB 2015 Rugby World Cup
18th September - 31st October 2015
London,England
Event Contact :
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IWRF World Rankings

1. Australia
2. Canada
3. United States of America
4. Japan
5. Great Britain