Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023 to be hosted in Tokyo

WWR is delighted to announce that the 2023 Asia-Oceania Championship will be hosted by Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation in, Tokyo. 

Confirmation of the dates will be announced  later this year.

Teams will compete in what is a direct qualifier for the Paris Paralympic Games in 2024.

Richard Allcroft, WWR President said:

“It’s great to see wheelchair rugby returning to Japan after the unique experience of the Paralympic Games in 2021. The sport has been developing in the Asia region and it’s great to see some of our newer developing nations competing on the international stage.

Japan have consistently performed at the top and are always considered to be medal contenders. They were proudly crowned as World Champions in 2018 and bronze medallists at the Tokyo Paralympics.

It is the first time we have seen a Championship occurring in the region since the pandemic began in 2020 and I know that Japan will deliver an exciting event.

Make sure to come along and get tickets for our exciting sport. We’re here to win, not to inspire.”

Kathy Newman WWR Head of Competitions stated:

“I am pleased to see Japan hosting the 2023 WWR Asia Oceania Championship.  Japan has a rich history of hosting international events and we are looking forward to working with the Organizing Committee.  Japan has high standards hosting events and we are sure this event will meet our expectations”.

And from the Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation (JWRF):

The JWRF is very excited that “Tokyo” has been awarded the bid to host the 2023 WWR Asia-Oceania Championship.

Japan has a long history and experience of hosting WWR events including such events as our first Oceania Championship in 2003 through to the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge in 2019.

The JWRF will prepare for a great tournament and welcome our zone members.

We look forward to seeing you all in “Tokyo” in 2023. “

For further information please contact Kathy Newman (