Wheelchair Rugby League Carers Week challengeOctober 14, 2019 • 5 minutes read
Playing at Darwin Basketball Association from 1pm – 3pm on Wednesday, 16 October the competition is being held to acknowledge the often unrecognised work of carers and create a fun opportunity for players with and without a disability to give the wheelchair based sport a go.
Wheelchair Rugby League NT Committee Chairman, Duncan MacGillivray described the event as a great way for the community to support families and friends providing care to their loved ones.
“This is a fun sport which provides an opportunity for both players with and without a disability to compete together. As a developing sport, this is one of the first times we have opened up the competition to the broader community and the response has been fantastic.
“By playing during National Carers Week, we aim to increase the understanding of the vital role carers play and highlight that this is an inclusive sport for all abilities,” he said.
The Carers Week Challenge will see the teams play for two, ten minute halves with five players on the court at a time.
The tactical plays of the game are very similar to Rugby League and new comers to the sport are given a quick education on how to use the wheelchair, game objectives and rules of play before the competition.
This event is kindly supported by the Northern Territory Government through Carers NT in recognition of National Carers Week.
For more information on the Wheelchair Rugby League Carers Week Challenge, email [email protected] call 1300 276 522.
For information on National Carers Week go to: carersnt.asn.au/events/national-carers-week/