• 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

IWRF European Zone

Zonal Contacts
Christoph Werner
- President of Zone
Sofia Beloka
- Development Commissioner
Sylwia Sekowska
- Technical Commissioner
Izabela Franczak
- Head Classifier
John Timms
- Competitions Manager
Active countries
Österreichischer Behindertensportverband
Brigittenauer Lände 42, 1200 Wien, Austria
+43 1 3326134
Primary Contact :
Andrea Scherney
Matias Costa
Belgium Paralympic Committee
Boechoutlaan 9,
B-1020 Brussels
Belgium
+32 2 474 5162
Primary Contact :
Steven Van Beylen
Steven Troch
Czech Wheelchair Rugby Association (CWRA)
Kpt. Stranskeho 995
Prague 9
Czech Republic
192 00
+420 602 952 100
Primary Contact :
David Lukes
Dansk Handicap Idraets-Forbund
Broendby Stadion 20, 2605 Broendby, Denmark
+45 24 26 24 08
Primary Contact :
Kashif Mahmood Butt
+45 26 84 95 60
Finnish Association of Sport for the Disabled
Radiokatu 20, 5th Floor
FIN-00240 Helsinki
Finland
+358 9 4257 9824
Primary Contact :
Petri Räbinä
+358 400 933 312
Federation Francaise Handisport
42 Rue Louis Lumière
75020 Paris
France
33 140 314 500
Primary Contact :
Michel Terrefond
Deutscher Behindertensportverband e.V. National Paralympic Committee Germany
-Im Hause der Gold-Kraemer-Stiftung- Tulpenweg 2-4 50226 Frechen-Buschbell
+49 (0) 2234-6000200
+49 (0) 2234-6000150
Primary Contact :
Frank-Thomas Hartleb
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Limited
Rugby HouseTwickenham Stadium200 Whitton RoadTwickenhamMiddlesex TW2 7BA England
+44 (0)20 8831 7645
Primary Contact :
David Pond
CEO
Irish Wheelchair Rugby c/o IWA Sport
Blackheath DriveClontarf, Dublin 3Ireland
+353 862344173
Primary Contact :
Teresa Dineen
Chairperson
Israel Paralympic Committee
10, Shitrit St., Tel Aviv, 64982
97236493132
Primary Contact :
Dudi Weinreb
FISPES - Federazione Italiana Sport Paralimpici e Sperimentali
Via Flaminia Nuova 830 - 00191 Roma
+39 0664721080
Primary Contact :
Francesco Carboni
+39 3202523923
Gehandicaptensport Nederland
Wattbaan 31 - 49 3439 ML Nieuwegein
0031 30 751 38 70
Primary Contact :
Dos Engelaar
Norwegian Rugby Union
Norges Rugby forbund N-0840 Oslo Norway
+47 2102 9845
Primary Contact :
Erik Baret
Storwarzysznie Sportu Osob Niepelnosprawnych
ul. Staszica 22/13
47-400 Racibórz
Poland
+48 603 783 025
Primary Contact :
Tomasz Szkwara
+ 48 603 783 025
The Russian Federation of Sports for Person with Physical Impairment (RFSPPI)
101000, Moscow, Turgenevskaya Square, 2
8 (499) 922-11-90 (ext.110 & 111)
Primary Contact :
Andrei Manzurov
Ekaterina Pronina
Swedish Sports Organization for the Disabled and the Swedish Paralympic Committee SHIF
Idrottens Hus SE-114 73 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 26 4575771
Primary Contact :
Magnus Krossén
Swiss Paraplegics Association
Kantonsstrasse 40, CH-6207 Nottwil
+41 41 939 54 36
+41 41 939 54 05
Primary Contact :
Martin Wenger
Countries targeted for future development
NPC Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia, University St. 6 Arena II, Post Code: 0179
+995 32 2391582
Primary Contact :
Revaz Revazishvili
Tinatin Revazishvili
Alli Opsi
Nikis 53, 56431
Thessaloniki
Greece
Primary Contact :
Alexandros Galinakis
Sofia Beloka
Development Commissioner
Hungarian Wheelchair Rugby Association
Hungary 1048 Budapest Hajló utca 7
003630/294-1707
Primary Contact :
Jakoby Judit
Primary Contact :
Jose Paulo
Luis Vas
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 :
Utku Ertan
Primary Contact :
Daiga

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 Swiss Preparation Tournament
16th September - 17th September 2017
Swiss Paraplegic Centre
Nottwil, Switzerland
Event Contact :
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2017 Mazovia Cup
22nd September - 24th September 2017
Legionowo, Poland
Event Contact :
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IWRF World Rankings

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