N.E.W.S.

 

Have you ever thought about playing a wheelchair sport? 

 

Every Monday at Regency Park School PAPSA (Push and Powered Sports Association) practice and play Balloon Soccer, Hockey and Rugby from 6:45pm-9:00pm.

All electric and manual chair users are welcome.

For more information, contact: Wheelchair Sports South Australia on 8234 1533

 

 

The N.E.W.S Team 

 

N.E.W.S (National Electric Wheelchair Sports) is a competition played every year between the different states in Australia and sometimes New Zealand. A N.E.W.S team comprises six wheelchair athletes who have a neuromuscular condition and use an electric wheelchair. If you use a manual wheelchair, you are not eligible to compete in the interstate championships but you can compete locally. Each player in the team must compete in all 3 sports (baloon soccer, hockey and rugby).

 

Muscular Dystrophy South Australia’s N.E.W.S team (The Scorpions) was first established in 1986. The team trains most Monday’s. When there isn’t any state training, the team plays in a local competition.

 

National Championships are held each year and the SA team trains hard towards their goal of being the number one team in Australia. The South Australian Scorpions have had a very productive year this year. Each year, the National Championships are an exciting and fun-filled week.

 

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