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Victoria manages only one win in electric wheelchair rugby league at N.E.W.S. 2015

Australian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (NSW) Inc. Australian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association logo. Image credit: Australian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (NSW) Inc.

With electric wheelchair rugby league N.E.W.S. 2015 having finished today in Oxford Falls, Australia, Victoria managed to pull off only one win.  The Victorians have never won the event, though they have pulled of second place finished in 1991, 1996, 1998 and 2010.



The first game for the Victorians saw New South Wales beat Victoria 36 – 6. In the second game, Western Australia beat Victoria 26 – 20. A number of mistakes by the Victorian side cost them the game. In the third game, Victoria beat the South Australian Wheelers, one of the development teams in the competition, by a score of 54 – 8. Victoria’s fourth game saw the team go down 28 – 10 against South Australia. The last game saw Victoria blanked by Queensland 0 – 20.


Tomorrow, the competition continues with balloon soccer.  Western Australia is the reigning champion in the sport.  Victoria could give other states a run for their money, as they have won balloon soccer 11 times.  Powerchair hockey takes place on Thursday, with New South Wales entering the event as reigning champions, though Victoria has won the hockey event 23 times in N.E.W.S. history. This includes a run of back-to-back championships from 1986 to 2002.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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