Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: Wheelchair Rugby

How wheelchair rugby ‘changed everything’ for one athlete

Carl Williams maneuvers across the court with the practiced precision of an athlete. He simultaneously searches the crowd, calculating which team member can catch an inbound throw without being intercepted. This might seem a tough...

Meet The Librarian Who Became Australia’s First Female Wheelchair Rugby Star

“It’s different being on court, smashing each other, and then going off to the library and telling people to keep it down.” Librarian by day, wheelchair rugby player by night. Impressive, right? If...

Women’s wheelchair rugby takes over Houston

University of Houston hosts the nation's first Women’s World Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Clinic As Karah Behrend grabbed the rims of her wheelchair and thrusted her arms forward, she hurtled down the rugby court—zigzagging as a...

Beau Vernon became a quadriplegic at 23. He has since coached two country teams...

As Beau Vernon scooped up the football one Saturday afternoon at Leongatha seven years ago, he was collected in the head by a Wonthaggi opponent. It wasn't a big hit, he said, just "wrong...

Paralyzed Veterans of America highlights the UnstoppABLE spirit of veterans in new public service...

Campaign aims to inspire all those living with a disability to be UnstoppABLE in their everyday lives WASHINGTON (October 22, 2018) — UnstoppABLE is a new, high-impact, public service announcement (PSA) campaign from Paralyzed Veterans...

Para-football gave Colin Shields ‘something to work towards and enjoy’

Colin Shields is on the brink of representing his country at a sport he loves, something that would have been inconceivable seven years ago when an accident at work left him paralysed. The 37-year-old has...

Students design functional fashion for wheelchair athletes

WashU students design prototype garments for athletes with disabilities https://youtu.be/KnuMMd9YKF8 Rugby is hard-hitting, fast-moving and adrenaline-fueled. But for elite Paralympic wheelchair athletes, the sport also can pose particular challenges. Close-fitting apparel can be difficult to don...

UH Study: Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression and Stress in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

https://youtu.be/5SNPjLBuQuI Wheelchair rugby is a high-octane team contact sport changing the lives and mental health of the spinal cord injury patients who play it. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health...

New beginning with wheelchair rugby

Nikhil Kumar Guptaa uses wheelchair rugby as a therapeutic tool and provides a transitional living program to quadriplegic patients It is believed that to achieve success in life one needs to be physically and mentally...

Quadriplegic fighters will face off in Lacey to raise money for Mount Adams climb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0noy2_tkyTI In a garage on Olympia’s west side, two fighters sit side by side in powered wheelchairs, then let the punches fly. Simon Calcavecchia takes a right hook to the head. He dodges another. The fighters...