‘Murderball’ is what wheelchair rugby used to be called. And for good reason: For spectators, it looks like a cross between rugger and demolition derby. Aurally, it’s a constant clash of metal against wheelchair metal. The atmosphere at a wheelchair rugby game is electric.
Given its reputation, there was a stir in the Singapore wheelchair user community when a wheelchair rugby workshop rolled onto Singapore shores on June 13. Ten participants, alongside family and caregivers, joined the event at Toa Payoh Stadium to pick up techniques for one of the few full-contact disability sports in existence.