• 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

Developing Wheelchair Rugby


The IWRF, through its Development Committee, works to promote the growth and development of Wheelchair Rugby around the world. If you are interested in starting a Wheelchair Rugby program in your country, we are here to help. This page will provide you with information on how the IWRF can work with you, as well as with several videos that will help you get into the game.

Obviously we want to see you succeed, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your Wheelchair Rugby related questions. Once we receive your inquiry, it will be forwarded to one of the representatives of the IWRF Development Committee below, who will be happy to help you get started.



IWRF Development Committee

Asia Oceania

Chérie Harris (New Zealand) – Chair, AO Head

Jo Hajjar (Australia)

Pappu Modak (Bangladesh)

Deb Duffield (United Kingdom)


Duncan Campbell (Canada) - Americas Head

Juan Foa (Argentina) – Athlete Rep



Sofia Beloka (Belgium/Greece) – Europe Head

Naomi O’Reilly (Ireland)



IWRF Resource Package

This package is a series of short videos to practically display all the aspects of Wheelchair Rugby as follows:



These videos discuss classification in wheelchair rugby, and provide a brief overview of the classification process. View...



These videos demonstrate several ways to transfer from your everyday chair into and out of a rugby chair. View...



These videos show different techniques that are used for strapping in preparation for play. View...


Warm up and stretching

Short video of basic warm-up and stretching exercises to do before practice begins. View...



These videos illustrate some of the common ball handling and skill drills that can be done during practice sessions. View...



These videos demonstrate some of the common picking techniques that are used by players to stop an opponent. View...


Basic rules

These videos highlight some of the basic rules of Wheelchair Rugby. View...


Medical and equipment

All teams should have a medical kit in case of injuries to an athlete. When a chair gets damaged or has a flat, you need a mechanic. These videos give you a basic oversight of both. View...



These videos demonstrate some of the basic rules and signals used by referees during the course of a Wheelchair Rugby game. View...



IWRF Developing Nations

Below you will find a list of countries currently in the development phase. Within each country you will find their contact person. This is to enable neighbouring countries to work together and help each other forge ahead to attaining a competitive edge in the international arena.


Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed
Primary Contact :
Pappu Modak
Development Liason to Asia
No 321 TianbeiluHoushayu Town, Shunyi DistrictBeijing 101318P.R.China
00 86 10 80471890
00 86 10 80471890
Primary Contact :
Helen Chen
Primary Contact :
Juan Foa
President of Zone
Adriana Natali Rincon
NPC Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia, University St. 6 Arena II, Post Code: 0179
+995 32 2391582
Primary Contact :
Revaz Revazishvili
Tinatin Revazishvili
Samuel Ohene Djan
Alli Opsi
Nikis 53, 56431
Primary Contact :
Alexandros Galinakis
Sofia Beloka
Development Commissioner
Hong Kong Paralympic Committee
Unit 141-148, G/F., Block B, Mei Fung House, Mei Lam Estate, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
(852) 2602-8232
Primary Contact :
Robbie McRobbie
Hungarian Wheelchair Rugby Association
Hungary 1048 Budapest Hajló utca 7
Primary Contact :
Jakoby Judit
India Wheelchair Rugby
Primary Contact :
Dr. Shivajee Kumar
Nikhil Kumarguptaa
Indonesian Wheelchair Rugby Federation
Jalan Waribang,Gang Titibatu 1A Kesimen, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 283961
+62 361 8424469
Primary Contact :
Rodney Holt
V.P. IWRF Southeast Asia subzone
Wheelsrugby Kenya
Malaysia Wheelchair Rugby
Primary Contact :
Dr. Ang Kean Koo
Mexican Wheelchair Sports Federation
Añil y Churubusco S/NCd. Deportiva de la MagdalenaMixhuca, Del. Iztacalco, C.P. 08010México D.F.
Primary Contact :
Sergio Durand
044 55 25 00 91 69
NPC Nambia
P O Box 7453, Windhoek, Namibia
Primary Contact :
Memory Mutongomanya
Nepal Wheelchair Rugby Association
Primary Contact :
Bharat Bahadur Karkee
General Secretary, Nepal WC Rugby
Association de Quad-Rugby du Caillou (AQRC)
BP 15725 Magenta
98804 Noumea
Nouvelle Calédonie
Primary Contact :
Alexander Oesterlin
Allan Chamoro
Usman Ahmed
Federation Peruana de Rugby
Av. Petit Thouars 5356 Ofc. 3021, Miraflores, Lima 27, Peru
Primary Contact :
Nestor Corbetto
Primary Contact :
Jose Paulo
Luis Vas
Primary Contact :
Dilys Goh
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 :
David Campón
Miguel Angel García
Primary Contact :
Soraya Unruanngam
Primary Contact :
Utku Ertan
Primary Contact :
Primary Contact :
Alaa Omar Saleh Al Haroon
Primary Contact :
Juan Foa
President of Zone
Adriana Natali Rincon
NPC Republic of Zimbabwe
P. Bag BE 108 Belvedere, Zimbabwe
+263 772302414



IWRF Classification Manual 3rd Edition rev-2015
Wheelchair Manufactures List
Step Up - Lets Start a Team!
Step Out - Lets Host a Tournament!
Wheelchair Rugby International Rules 2015
Wheelchair Rugby Table Officials Manual
Wheelchair Rugby Score and Penalty Sheets

Latest News

This year will be huge for 12 wheelchair rugby teams. From 5-10 August, the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre and Genea Netball Centre will be the centre of action for the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships.
This policy is based on guidance in the International Paralympic Committee's 2015 Athlete Classification Code. The Code requires sports to define in their regulations which types of impairment are eligible for participation.

Upcoming events

2018 Vancouver Invitational
9th March - 11th March 2018
Richmond Olympic Oval
Richmond, Vancouver, Canada
Event Contact :
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2018 Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations
9th March - 11th March 2018
Leicester Arena
Leicester, England
Event Contact :
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IWRF World Rankings

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