The 2017 Asia Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championship
The 2017 International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Asia/Oceania Championship, the qualifying event for the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, will be held at Auckland's ASB Stadium from August 25 to 31. New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby president Nicholas Heyworth said all New Zealanders should have the opportunity to take part in the country's national sport. "Rugby is part of what it means to be a New Zealander. It binds communities together every weekend. The opportunity to play rugby should not be about ability, but about choice."