• 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

About the IWRF


The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is the governing body responsible for the sport of Wheelchair Rugby. We were first established in 1993, as a sport section of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation, which today is known as International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports. In January 2010, the IWRF became an independent sport federation and is now a member of the International Paralympic Committee.


The purpose of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is to help develop, promote, and regulate the sport of Wheelchair Rugby on a global basis. The sport is currently played in more than 26 countries with many others in development. For more information, please contact us at one of the following sources:


International Wheelchair Rugby Federation

Suite 349 - 5148 48th Avenue
Delta, BC V4K 5B6





IWRF can also be reached via Skype at SkypeID calliwrf



Website: www.iwrf.com



The IWRF Vision


To be a world leader in wheelchair sport.



The IWRF Mission


To grow and support the wheelchair rugby family.



IWRF Board of Directors


  • John Bishop, President
  • Ken Sowden, Vice President 
  • Eron Main, Secretary General 
  • Cathy Cadieux, Treasurer 
  • Richard Allcroft, Director 
  • Duncan Campbell, Director 
  • Gary Pate, Director 
  • Jens Sauerbier, Athlete Representative


IWRF Zonal Presidents


  • Americas Zone – Juan Foa
  • Asia-Oceania Zone – George Hucks
  • European Zone – Christoph Werner


IWRF Standing Committees

  • Anti-Doping
  • Athletes Council
  • Classification
  • Communications
  • Competitions
  • Development
  • Technical
  • Variation Sports



The IWRF encourages its members and interested organizations to use our logo on your websites. The IWRF logo has recently been revised as shown below, and should replace any old IWRF logos that you may currently be displaying.


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