Germany to host wheelchair rugby Euros

City of Grosswallstadt named as venue for 2017 Division C Championship 08 Aug 2017
wheelchair rugby players battle for the ball

The German city of Grosswallstadt will host the IWRF European Division C Championship in October.

By International Wheelchair Rugby Federation

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced that the European Division C Championship will be held in Grosswallstadt, Germany, from 31 October – 5 November.

Organised by IWRF European Zone President, Christoph Werner and, the tournament is open to five national teams from the IWRF European Zone.

Eligible teams are those from countries that are not qualified for the Division B Championship, including countries that do not currently have a position on the IWRF World Ranking List. Priority for entries will be based on the date that the entry deposit and First Entry Form are received by the IWRF. Intent to attend has been received from the following countries: Czech Republic, Israel, Netherlands, Norway and Russia*.

IWRF President, John Bishop stated: “We are grateful that this fully sanctioned Championship was able to be organised on short notice by Christoph Werner. Providing competition opportunities at every level of the game is essential for teams to improve. We know the athletes are excited to see this tournament happen, and they are looking forward to challenging their rivals in Grosswallstadt this fall.”

Europe is IWRF’s largest zone with 17 internationally active member countries, and seven others developing the sport on a national level. The playing schedule and other details will be posted on the IWRF website closer to the tournament. Additional information can be found on the event Facebook page.


*Editor’s note: The International Paralympic Committee suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on 7 August 2016 for its inability to fulfil its IPC membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code (to which it is also a signatory). As a result of the suspension, Russian athletes cannot enter IPC sanctioned events or competitions, including the Paralympic Games. For further information please click here