Published on Wednesday 17 March, 2021
Wheelchair Rugby Australia (WRA) is today pleased to announce the acquisition of leading disability service provider Lifestyle Solutions as a major sponsor of the 2021 Wheelchair Rugby National Championship.
The announcement comes as a major boost to wheelchair rugby nation-wide, providing some much-needed stability in an otherwise interrupted year of competition for athletes and programs. The previous Wheelchair Rugby National Championship was the closest on record, and Lifestyle Solutions commitment to contribute to the events growth will generate greater athlete pathways to competition and allow wheelchair rugby to reach a larger audience nationally.
Wheelchair Rugby Australia’s General Manager, Chris Nay, said “The impact that this sponsorship will have on the wheelchair rugby community is significant. In such uncertain times for our sport and our nation as a whole, the commitment from Lifestyle Solutions to engage with wheelchair rugby and align themselves with our showcase event is a true reflection of the growth our sport has seen in the past twelve months. It will make a genuine difference to athletes, officials and coaches around the country.”
“To partner with a national disability organisation that holds such a strong community reputation and presence in our sector is a positive step forward for wheelchair rugby in this country and we look forward to working with Lifestyle Solutions for a long time to come”, Nay continued.
Lifestyle Solutions CEO Andrew Hyland said “We are very proud to sponsor Wheelchair Rugby Australia, particularly the Wheelchair Rugby National Championship. We are committed to providing the necessary support to enhance the experience of athletes, officials and wheelchair rugby fans across the country. We are excited to connect our community with this great sport and make a significant difference.”
Last month, the Gold Coast was officially awarded the hosting rights for the 2021 Wheelchair Rugby National Championship, with the three day competition set to commence on Friday, 30 April, with the Bronze and Gold Medal matches to take place on Sunday, 2 May.
Update: Event rescheduled to 28 -30 May 2021
Contact: Louise Ross, General Manager, Marketing & Communications, Lifestyle Solutions
M: 0419 002 458
Contact: Chris Nay, General Manager, Wheelchair Rugby Australia
M: 0405 036 727