Quick Facts

Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
Wheelchair Rugby
How acquired
Car accident
Date of Birth
May 23, 1994
Drouin, VIC
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia

Russell Coight

Career Highlights

Winning gold at the 2014 IWRF World Championships

Greatest Moment

Being on court when the final buzzer went off at the 2014 World Championships


Jayden Warn is the youngest member of the Steelers squad but what he lacks in age and experience, he makes up for in skill.

With less than a full Games-cycle experience behind him, he has been named by the International Paralympic Committee as one of the best 3.0 players in the world and listed on their 2016 Ones to Watch list.

Jayden was just 16-years-old when he was involved in a car accident while travelling at 110km per hour. Having lost control of his car, Jayden crashed and was thrown out of the car, shattering six vertebraes in his neck and back.

It was during his time in the spinal rehabilitation unit in Melbourne that Jayden enjoyed his first taste of wheelchair rugby. Inspired by the Victorian state players he would watch train, he jumped into a rugby chair of his own that same year and quickly fell in love with the roughness and technicality of the sport.

After a year of competing in local games, Jayden was invited to his first Steelers camp to try out for team selection and made his debut for the team at the 2013 Asia-Oceania Championships in South Africa.

Like many of the current squad, he lists the 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships win as a career highlight. Jayden was the only rookie on the team to get court time in the gold medal match against Canada and proved his worth by scoring three goals in the final quarter.

While Jayden isn’t superstitious by nature, he likes to drink a can of Red Bull before each and every game, and his ultimate goal in sport is to win gold at a Paralympic Games. While he relishes the opportunity to play for the Steelers during each international tournament, he sees winning a Paralympic gold as the pinnacle of what he can achieve in his sport and he is working his hardest each and every day to make the team that goes to Rio 2016.

Outside of sport, Jayden is a big fan of Aussie comedian Russell Coight going so far as to list him as his hero and most influential person. He lists Coight’s All Aussie Adventures as his favourite TV show and enjoys quoting the series at every opportunity he has.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair Rugby Classification: 3.0