A career in sport was always on the cards for wheelchair rugby player Andrew Edmondson, who had only just accepted a scholarship to play rugby union at an elite private school in Sydney when he collided with a sandbar while surfing at Coogee Beach and broke his neck. Although it was difficult for Andrew, who was only 13 at the time, to come to terms with being an incomplete quadriplegic, it did not take him long to realise his dream of representing Australia in rugby was still within reach. In 2004 he contacted the Australian Paralympic Committee to get involved in wheelchair rugby and over the next 10 years he built a case for himself as a future star of the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers. Andrew made his international debut at the 2014 New Zealand Nationals in Auckland, New Zealand and his Paralympic debut two years later in… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
How acquired
Surfing accident
Date of Birth
June 24, 1990
Home
Port Macquarie, NSW
Occupation
Business manager
Started Competing
2005
First Competed for Australia
2014
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Career Highlights

Captaining the NSW wheelchair rugby team

Greatest Moment

Making his international debut at the 2014 New Zealand Nationals in Auckland, New Zealand

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0