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IWRF Rules and Documents

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IWRF Classification Documents
IWRF Classification Masterlist
The IWRF publishes the Classification Master List as a public record of all athletes who have undergone classification at an IWRF sanctioned tournament. The list contains basic classification information only, namely the athlete's name, gender, country, sport class and sport class status.

The Sport Class Status is an indicator of the athlete's progress towards achieving a permanent IWRF Wheelchair Rugby sports class. To attain permanent status, an athlete must be awarded the same sports class by an IWRF Classification Panel at 3 consecutive tournaments which are no less than 11 months apart.

For further information on sports class and sports class status, please refer to the IWRF Classification Manual."

IWRF Classification Manual 3rd Edition rev-2015
The complete guide to classification in Wheelchair Rugby.

NOTE: Only documents published in English and distributed by IWRF are recognized as being official. Documents published in other languages are provided as a courtesy, but may not be current or a true interpretation of the official IWRF document.
IWRF Pathway to Becoming a Classifier
Interested in becoming a Classifier? This document will help you learn about the process of classification and how to become involved.
IWRF Athlete Classification Protest Form
IWRF Athlete Release of Information Request
IWRF Classification Drawing
The attached image is provided by the IWRF Classification Committee, and is designed to be used as an educational aid for use in tournament programs or other publications.
A Layperson's Guide to Classification in Wheelchair Rugby
Classification is a unique and integral part of sport for persons with disabilities. This document will help describe its purpose.
Other rules and documents sections


IWRF Molten Wheelchair Rugby Balls
IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Casebook
IWRF 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Result Books

Latest News

Doubling as a qualifier for the 2018 IWRF World Championships in Sydney, the Steelers don’t need to worry after earning automatic passage thanks to their gold medal winning performance at last year’s Paralympic Games in Rio. They would also have qualified as the host nation.
IWRF Sub Zone Vice President Rodney Holt explained “our strategy is to develop wheelchair rugby in the Southeast Asian region step by step. Starting with the pioneers Malaysia and Thailand in 2013, followed by Indonesia in 2014, Singapore in 2016, and Timor-Leste in 2017, we are planning for the Philippines in 2018.

Upcoming events

2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event
2nd August - 5th August 2017
Sydney, Australia
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2017 New Zealand National Championship
11th August - 13th August 2017
Canterbury, New Zealand
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