Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
Sport
Wheelchair Rugby
How acquired
Car accident
Date of Birth
May 23, 1994
Home
Drouin, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2012
First Competed for Australia
2013
Heroes

All Aussie Adventures’ Russell Coight

Career Highlights

Winning gold at the 2014 IWRF World Championship in Odense, Denmark

Greatest Moment

Winning gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Bio

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

Named by the International Paralympic Committee as one of the best 3.0 players in the world in the lead-up to his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, Jayden was proudly a part of the Steelers side which became the first team in wheelchair rugby history to win consecutive Paralympic gold medals and a World Championship title in a four-year period, defeating the USA 59-58 in a double-overtime thriller.

The Drouin local was just 16-years-old when he became an incomplete quadriplegic, shattering six vertebrae in a car accident after losing control of the wheel while travelling at 110km/hr.

First introduced to wheelchair rugby during his rehabilitation in Melbourne, and inspired by the Victorian state team he would watch train, Jayden debuted for the Steelers at the 2013 IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship in Pretoria, South Africa.

Naming the Steelers’ 2014 IWRF World Championship victory in Odense, Denmark among the highlights of his still early career, Jayden was proud to be the only rookie on the team to be given court time in the gold medal match against rivals Canada, proving his worth when he scored three goals in the final quarter.

Outside of sport, Jayden enjoys watching Glenn Robbins star as Russell Coight in his favourite TV show, All Aussie Adventures.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair Rugby Classification: 3.0