Josh Nicholson is a rising star in Australian wheelchair rugby. After making his international debut for the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, in 2017, he became an important player as Australia attempt to make history at the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Sydney in August. Until recently, the Sydney-born, Wooloowin local was on track to represent Australia in wheelchair basketball at the Paralympic Games. In 2014 he made his national debut for the Queensland Cyclones, but not before being named in the All Star Five at the 2014 Wheelchair Basketball State Championships and junior champion with the Queensland Rolling Thunder at the 2014 Kevin Coombs Cup. In the 12 months since making his international debut in wheelchair rugby, Josh has achieved an impressive 18-4 win-loss record. Although the Steelers’ overwhelming odds-on favouritism to defend their World title took a hit this year with minor placings at the… Read More

Quick Facts

Wheelchair rugby
How acquired
Meningococcal disease
Date of Birth
May 30, 1995
Wooloowin, QLD
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Career Highlights

Making his international debut at a friendly tournament against Canada in Sydney in 2017, and competing at the 2018 Canada Cup in Vancouver, Canada

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0