|Association / Organisation||Rugby Australia, Wheelchair Rugby|
Wheelchair rugby is an intense, physical team sport for male and female athletes. Combining elements of basketball, grid-iron and ice hockey, it is played on a basketball-sized court. The teams are formed by four players and up to eight substitutes.
A volleyball is used and it can be carried, dribbled, or passed in any way except by kicking. The ball must be bounced at least once every 10 seconds. Athletes score goals by carrying the ball over the opponent’s goal line.
Rugby union is a global game for all ages, genders, sizes and backgrounds with many varying formats for all Australians to enjoy, from non-contact sevens to fifteen-a-side to elite and social competition it delivers significant social and health benefits.
Being a team sport, rugby union is a great social sport and is beneficial physically, mentally and socially. Aside from playing there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in rugby union, from volunteering for professional sides, administrative roles in local clubs, officiating, coaching and many more.
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