About the project

The Wheelaroos are heading to the United Kingdom in 2021 to represent Australia at the Rugby League World Cup. 

We are asking the Australian community to get behind our national WRL team, by providing funds for it to train together, travel and compete in the UK in 2021.

Where will the funds go?

The funds will go towards the following expenses associated with Australia’s representative team including high performance training, travelling within the UK and participating in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup:

Phase One: High Performance Training

Undertaking a high-performance training program in the lead up to the world cup trip

Specialised transport assistance to representative players from around Australia

Providing uniforms for representative players

Specialised apparel

Specialised accommodation for representative players 

Phase Two: At the World Cup

Airfares, Accommodation, food and specialised transport within the UK

Stopover accommodation – can’t travel full distance

Team training sessions in the weeks prior to and during the competition

Admin, physio and medical support on the ground

Digital media support throughout World Cup competition

Other costs associated with participating on game days

Wheelchair mechanic

Is Australia ready?

Yes, Australia’s Wheelchair Rugby League players are among the best in the world. Like our NRL counterparts in the ‘running game’, our wheelchair athletes are match-fit and regularly challenged in top-draw competitions within Australia.

We do need more help to keep our competitions well resourced, expand the following of Wheelchair Rugby League and train our best team for the world stage. 

Can you help?

Your donation can help support the Wheelchair Rugby League Australia’s World Cup Campaign. Through our fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

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