Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: Wheelchair Rugby

The wheelchair rugby team that’s so popular there’s a waiting list

A WHEELCHAIR rugby team has become so popular that they have had to set up a waiting list for future players. The Dorset Destroyers currently...

Wheelchair rugby dreams get broken

Their disability is not a barrier to their passion for sports. But it seems quadriplegics are not getting wide support from society and government. “We...

Wheelchair rugby a family affair for mom and son

John Quist is one of the youngest in Canada to survive a severed spinal cord Berni Quist choked back tears as her shy, 11-year-old son,...

Chasing the Olympic dream

With the Vancouver games in the rear-view mirror, three local athletes begin their drive to share in the Olympic experience (PETERBOROUGH) The journey to the...

Elkhorn man competitive as ever despite paralysis

Murderball, anyone? It sounds like blood sport, but it is a team sport for athletes with disabilities. Murderball is the politically incorrect name that participating...

‘Murderball’ gives new life to wheelchair-bound athlete

PHILADELPHIA, PA (NBC) - The Philadelphia Eagles wheelchair rugby team gives life back to its members and smashes stereotypes one hit at a time. A.J....

Disabled slam stereotypes in quad rugby matches

The ear-arresting sound of metal crashing into metal filled Squire Recreation Center in Danville as men in Mad Max-style wheelchairs slammed into each other...

Paralyzed Veterans Get ‘Ready to Roll’ at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

WASHINGTON, DC - More than 600 veterans with disabilities have signed up to compete in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games taking place July 13-18,...

May is spinal cord injury, physical disabilities awareness month

REGINA -- With May 2009 proclaimed as spinal cord injury and physical disabilities awareness month in the province, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) wants...