Although 24-year-old Jayden Warn was the youngest member of the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he kept his inexperience under wraps, scoring 11 goals in just 23 minutes. His first introduction to wheelchair rugby came five years earlier, after shattering six vertebrae in a car accident the day before his 17th birthday. Eager to follow in the footsteps of the Victorians he would watch train, it did not Jayden long to establish himself as a future star of the sport, making his international debut at the 2013 New Zealand Nationals in Christchurch, New Zealand. The following year, in a moment which ranks among the highlights of his still early career, Jayden was a part of the Steelers line-up which won Australia’s first World crown. Competing alongside and against the world’s best at the 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Odense, Denmark, he… Read More

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
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

Russell Coight from All Aussie Adventures

Career Highlights

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

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 3.0