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 broke his neck in a surfing accident at Coogee Beach.

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 Paralympics Australia 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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where …

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Date of birth
24 June 1990
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
How acquired
Surfing accident
Residence
Port Macquarie, NSW
Occupation
Business manager
Started competing
2005
First competed for Australia
2014
Sport career highlights

Captaining the NSW wheelchair rugby team

Greatest sporting moments

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

Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0

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