2019 National Challenge

In celebration of the 2019 International Day of People with Disability on 3rd December, NRL Wheelchair is proud to announce the inaugural NRL Wheelchair National Challenge.
 
The NRL Wheelchair National Challenge aims to bring teams from across Australia together, for a two day modified wheelchair rugby league competition. With the growth of our sport increasing throughout the country, this event is our first step towards introducing a national competition. Held annually in a different location, the event also aims to assist our host regions to further establish their community base.
This years inaugural NRL Wheelchair National Challenge will be held in South West Sydney at the Minto Indoor Sports Centre. 
Event Details
When:    Sat 30th Nov - Sun 1st Dec
Where:   Minto Indoor Sports Centre
9 Redfern Rd,
Minto NSW 2566
Cost:       $80 Player Registration

Includes:

- Discounted 2020 NRL Wheelchair Membership

- Individual Team Jersey

Registration Details Below

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia.

 

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This year’s theme is “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

Registration Details

  • Team Size -  5 to 10 players

  • Teams MUST include a minimum of two (2) players with a disability or permanant injury

  • Teams may register their teams early but MUST insure all of players are registered before participating (see below: Team Player Registration).

  • Any team coaches, managers or volunteers associated with and/or traveling with teams MUST be 2020 NRL Wheelchair members. 

Team Information and Registration
  • Cost: $80 Per Player - includes:

    • NRL Wheelchair National Challenge Entry Fee

    • Discounted 2020 NRL Wheelchair Membership ($20)

    • Individual Team Jersey

  • Players must read the "NRL Safeplay Code" and "Code of Conduct" before registering (see below)

  • Players MUST be associated with a team before registering (see below for Individual Players without a team)

  • Player age: 16 years + (see below for Junior Competition)

Team Player Registration - Open Soon

For players who wish to participate who currently do not have a team, we ask that please provide an expression of interest. These players will be asked to register closer to the date, before being placed in a team.

Individual Players - Expression of Interest

NRL Wheelchair wish to hold a juniors competition as part of the National Challenge, to promote our developing juniors program. This small competition will be held on one day of the weekend and is open to players 15 years and below. We ask parents of junior players wishing to participate to complete to expression of interest below. More information on our junior competition and registration, including cost, will be available in the coming weeks.

Junior Competition - Expression of Interest
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