UCT to host Wheelchair Rugby tournament to put spotlight on paralympic sport

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is boosting the recognition of paraplegic sports, in particular wheelchair rugby.

UCT Sport will host their annual Wheelchair Rugby Awareness Day on Saturday, 21 May from 9am till 3pm.

The event showcases talented athletes with disabilities and features a demonstration of the grueling game.

UCT's Muya Koloko explains that there will also be a tournament involving a variety of UCT sports teams, and the main attraction: the match between the Eagles and Maties Wheelchair Rugby Clubs.

He describes the game and says that is still very physical, high-paced and filled with excitement, although there are less team members on each side.

It's done in four quarters. There's breaks in between for everyone to catch their breathe.

Muya Koloko, Transformation Officer at UCT Student Sports Union

The sport can be very physical as athletes attempt to carry the ball over the opponent’s goal line and incorporates elements of rugby, hockey, basketball, and volleyball.

Listen to the full conversation:

The Wheelchair Rugby Tournament will take place this at the Sports Centre Hall on UCT’s Upper Campus in Rondebosch.

Entrance is free and snacks will be available for purchase.


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