(Featured photo: Lisa Maddox, right, plays tough defense at the wheelchair rugby league clinic at Patriots Park in Grovetown, Ga. on July 15, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.)
With their eyes set on building a wheelchair rugby league team in the Augusta area, coaches with the USA Wheelchair Rugby League were in Columbia County July 15 for a clinic at Patriots Park.
There are different types of wheelchair rugby, said Lisa Maddox, of Grovetown, who participated in the clinic. Although she’s played several wheelchair sports, she’s new to wheelchair rugby.
In this league, players use a ball similar in shape to football, and players tackle one another by removing a flag from their jersey.
Maddox said this league isn’t as aggressive as quad rugby which is sometimes referred to as “murderball.”
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