TuksWheelchairRugby has shown significant growth in 2019, and the club is positioned 3rd in the South Africa Wheelchair Rugby League competition, ending on the 26th October 2019.

TuksWheelchairRugby (TWCR) trains at the Rembrandt hall twice per week, making provision for new athlete development on the Thursday evening sessions.

There has been an increase in members since the start of 2019, student participation however remains a concern, even after efforts to create awareness with the Tuks Disability Unit.

TuksWheelchairRugby hosted a Wheelchair Rugby League Development event, with the aim to develop Wheelchair Rugby League in South Africa. 

The event was supported by SARLA and resulted in the development of a wheelchair rugby league program at TuksWheelchairRugby.

Wheelchair Rugby equipment is extremely expensive, and remains a huge expense for the club. 
Funding to uphold club equipment and obtain consumables such as tyres, tubes, sport tape and axles remains a challenge.
TuksWheelchairRugby was donated a video camera to assist in athlete and game analysis.

TWCR was featured in a television broadcast “Beyond Boundaries” on Sunday 1st September 2019 as well as newspaper articles during the year.


For more information on WheelchairRugby, contact:

Jzaun Dreyer
Cell: +27 (0)82 477 4079
E-Mail: [email protected]

Victor Buitendag
Cell: +27 (0)84 308 5856
E-Mail: [email protected]



Published by Leonore Jordaan

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