Watch us on TV and fall in love with wheelchair rugby. Thank you CBC Edmonton for the great coverage. ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/en-bref-ici-alberta/site/segments/reportage/88118/ils-jouent-au-rugby-sur-quatre-roues
La passion du rugby anime bien des gens, même quand ils n'ont pas l'usage de leurs jambes. Le journaliste Patrick Henri s'est intéressé à une version de ce sport de contact où des athlètes font des exploits en 10 secondes et en fauteuil roulant.
We went, we fought hard, we cheered, we had an awesome time.
Here is the selections for this years provincial teams.
2017 Alberta Provincial Team
3.5 Branden Troutman - Lloyminster, AB
3.0 Denolm Stephens - Calgary, AB
3.0 Skyler Janssen - Pigeon Lake, AB
2.5 Jeff Dow - Red Deer, AB
2.5 Dale Nording - Edmonton, AB
2.0 Richard Tooley - Spruce Grove, AB
2.0 Andrew Chung - Edmonton, AB
2.0 Ken Hicks - Edmonton, AB
1.5 Ashley Munroe - Calgary, AB
1.5 Kendall Winter - Lethbridge, AB
1.0 Kuen Tang - Edmonton, AB
0.5 Mike Audette - Alberta Beach, AB
0.5 Rob MacIssac - Edmonton, AB
Bruce Crosby - Edmonton, AB
Cliff Wooden - Calgary, AB
Checkout the Gallery page for tournament highlites!
Congratulations to Alberta B team for winning Silver!!
Congratulations to Mike and Rob for winning Best 0 .5 Player for Division A and B! Way to go boys!
Great job to all players! You'v made Alberta proud!
The Edmonton Steel Wheels club went to Holy Redeemer Catholic School and demoed our fabulous sport. Kuen started with a disability awareness speech then invited players Rob, Vicky and Linda to demo the sport, as well Doug and Ali showing how to lift a falling player up. The whole school went wild chanting "Grandma" for Linda to "hit" the other players and their teachers in the rugby chair. Kenny also attended but was not feeling well, but we would like to thank him for bringing Vicky as well as our extra chairs. The students were given an opportunity to try the rugby chairs during lunch time. This event was such a success, we've been invited to comeback next year.
We are heading to Pinhold Alberta for Provincial Tryout this Saturday... so no practice. Best wishes to all athletes!
We are hardcore because we love this game! We will hold practice up until Saturday Dec 17th.
No practice on Dec 24 and Dec 31.
Pumped and excited, ready to get rid of that Christmas weight... See you in the new year, Jan 7, 2017.
Steel Wheels are heading to Saskatoon for the 2016 URO MEDICAL Crash Test Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, Nov 18-20th.
location: École Canadienne-Française - Pavillon Gustave-Dubois
2320 Louise Avenue
Friday, November 18, 2016
7:00pm Saskatchewan vs Edmonton
Saturday, November 19, 2016
9:00 am Calgary Inferno vs Calgary Outlaws
10:30 am Saskatchewan vs Calgary Inferno
12:00 pm Edmonton vs Calgary Outlaws
1:30 pm Edmonton vs Calgary Inferno
3:00 pm Saskatchewan vs Calgary Outlaws
Sunday, November 20, 2016
9:00 am 3rd Place vs 4th Place
10:30 am 1st Place vs 2nd Place
Wish us luck!
On September 26 2016 made history and became the first quadriplegic in the world to wheel on the Great Wall of China. She credits her time spent with this team as one of the factors that helped her to achieve this.