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Wheelchair Rugby League Australia is pleased to welcome Ben Cheeseman to the position of Participation Program Co-ordinator. He will work in partnership with the Board, players and volunteers to grow the inclusive game across several Australian states.

Ben brings extensive knowledge of the game’s community and elite levels through his Rugby League experience as the Development Officer in Tonga and with New South Wales Rugby League in Sydney.

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia Chair, Martin Meredith believes Ben’s appointment to the new position of Participation Program Co-ordinator provides an excellent opportunity to grow the game, commenting, “we welcome Ben’s expertise, knowledge and passion for the game and believe his appointment will strengthen the code’s ability to reach more people and provide more opportunity for all members of our community to play rugby league”.

Ben’s appointment has been made possible through the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

As a qualified Rugby League Coach, Referee and Trainer, Ben is a passionate advocate for the game of Rugby League and the role that sport can play as a vehicle for development.

“I am excited about the opportunities that NRL Wheelchair can provide within the ‘Sport for Development’ sector to promote inclusion and provide greater opportunities for athletes with disabilities.” Mr Cheeseman concluded.

Ben Cheeseman is an experienced sports administrator with qualifications in Business (Sports Management), Sports Coaching, Sport Development and Education.

Media Contact:

Joanne Ryan 0421 059 866


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