Thank you for showing your interest in  joining the NRL Wheelchair community.

Whether you are looking to play, volunteer or support – or would just like to know more about the game – we welcome you!


About the Game

Wheelchair Rugby League is not just a sport for people with disabilities.

Wheelchair Rugby League is an inclusive sport, and is a variation of the running game that allows athletes with disabilities to compete with and against able-bodied people.

Like the other competing nations, Australia is encouraging able-bodied athletes to compete as well. This inclusiveness has proved successful overseas, as it offers a level playing-field for both types of athletes that few other sports can provide.

Wheelchair Rugby League aspires to provide an inclusive recreational activity, and to promote fun, fitness and self-development while fostering good sportsmanship in a safe and positive environment. The emphasis is on boosting the participation, health and wellbeing of individuals, and their personal performance, social interaction and self-esteem.

Wheelchair Rugby League aims to provide more opportunities for young people across Australia to play and be involved in the sport. The organisation looks forward to building on existing relationships connected with mainstream Rugby League in Australia (NRL).