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IWRF Rules and Documents

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IWRF Classification Documents
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 Policy on Eligible Impairment Types for Wheelchair Rugby
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.
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 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

Downloads

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

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
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2018 Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations
9th March - 11th March 2018
Leicester Arena
Leicester, England
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IWRF World Rankings

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