5 March, 2021

Gold Coast secures Wheelchair Rugby National Championship for the first time

GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship

The 2021 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship will take the stage on the Gold Coast for the first time, this May.

Major Events Gold Coast is pleased to announce its newly formed partnership with Wheelchair Rugby Australia, bringing the 2021 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship to the Gold Coast, May 28-30.

Held at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games legacy venue,  Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, witness Australia’s best teams as they battle it out across three days of hard-fought competition to be crowned the 2021 National Champions!

The partnership reflects Major Events Gold Coast’s unwavering commitment to bringing major sporting events to the city.

Commenting on the event, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said,

I’m thrilled to see our city’s sporting venues being utilised to support signature events like this. I played rugby in its traditional form throughout my early years and I still recall how tough that was.

That said, watching the intensity of the world’s-best wheelchair competitors, with their blocking tactics and heavy hits, makes me feel a bit soft. “I encourage all Gold Coasters to get down and support these amazing athletes.

Major Events Gold Coast CEO Jan McCormick said,

I’m thrilled to have secured the 2021 Wheelchair Rugby Australia National Championship for our city. Set to be held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, it’s wonderful to see our City Venues host such fantastic events.

The event will be broadcast online with commentary, showcasing the best wheelchair rugby athletes across Australia as they represent their respective state teams in what will be their final sanctioned competition hit-out ahead of the Tokyo games.

For further information on the event including tickets, updates and programming, visit the Wheelchair Rugby Australia website.

The 2021 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast.