Quad rugby isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s fast moving, highly aggressive and brutal in chair-to-chair contact. As a member of the co-ed Grand Rapids Thunder quad rugby team, you’ll use specialized equipment to engage in intense competitive play.
Speed across the court on your wheelchair, passing the ball to a teammate while simultaneously dodging jabs from your opponents.
This sport is only available for individuals with quadriplegia; their disability must cause impairment in both their lower and upper extremities. It is a high-intensity sport played with heavy duty sport chairs that are fit to each individual and is played on a basketball court. Complete with chair-to-chair contact, it’s always exciting to watch!
Wheelchair Quad Rugby Home Tournament
Grand Rapids Thunderfest is an annual tournament hosted by the Grand Rapids Thunder, with opponents traveling from all over the United States and Canada. Expect rough and fast-paced play!
There’s no cost to attend: Saturday, October 10 (8 am-6 pm) and Sunday, October 11 (8 am-2 pm).
Hosted at the MVP Fieldhouse (5435 28th St. SE., Grand Rapids).