Sponsors of Victorian wheelchair rugby
Protect is the official sponsor of the Victoria Thunder Wheelchair Rugby team and the Victoria Wheelchair Rugby Cup.
Wheelchair Rugby is managed by Disability Sport and Recreation, the health promoting peak organisation for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria. Their mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with a disability, through participation in sport and recreation.
Our sponsorship contributes to the success of a number of events throughout the year. Through DSR, the sport is now active in:
- VIC: Box Hill, Caroline Springs & Kew
- Regional Victoria: Echuca
- ACT: Canberra
- QLD Maroochydore
- International: Bali
Want to get involved?
Details on events are updated regularly at the DSR Wheelchair Rugby page
Spotlight on Ben Fawcett
When Protect employee, and Medal of the Order of Australia recipient, Ben Fawcett’s involvement with wheelchair rugby was identified, Protect came on board to support him, recognising that the sport upholds many of our key values, such as helping those in times of need.
Ben (pictured bottom right) moved on from his role in the Protect Member Services Team in 2019 to concentrate on his duties as Vice Captain of the Australian Steelers headed for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Protect's support of wheelchair rugby continues in legacy of the inspirational athlete.